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scam

(1) A hustle, racket or swindle. See phishing, ransomware and malware.

(2) (SCAM) (SCSI Configured AutoMatically) A subset of Plug and Play that allowed SCSI IDs to be changed by software rather than by flipping switches or changing jumpers. Both the SCSI host adapter and peripheral must support SCAM. See SCSI.
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It is clear that the vast majority of people in each country where the great electric confidence trick has been played are its victims rather than its beneficiaries.
A smooth-talking operator tried to pull off a remarkable confidence trick, allowing bankers to be paid whatever bonus they liked.
Judge Hone told McCormick: "What you perpetrated was a callous confidence trick.
He exposed the Government's confidence trick that the Fusiliers are being sacrificed instead of Scottish battalions with much worse recruiting records - in a flawed bid to promote the benefits of the UK to Scottish voters.
Confidence Trick Preparation is the key to confidence and when you spot chances, jump on them.
There was a time when they portrayed New Labour as a massive confidence trick.
MI6 fumed he was a 'dangerous charlatan and confidence trick merchant'.
These illegal businesses are playing a confidence trick by offering their depositors monthly profits of up to 40 per cent to gain their confidence and attract more customers before the money disappear into thin air," the source said.
It has recently been suggested that the cash offers are little more than a confidence trick and there are fears they encourage fraud.
Initially presented to the media as a neat solution to a minor problem, principally at the expense of Russian depositors, the deal introduces an element of doubt at a time when the European Central Bank (ECB) is in the middle of a very delicate confidence trick.
While this particlar confidence trick was in progress you were wanted in Yorkshire for something similiar.
I HOPE the people of the North-East will see the campaign for assemblies for what it is: a big confidence trick being pushed by individuals who will be hoping to get on the payroll of an assembly and become another pen-pusher sitting on the backs of the taxpayers.