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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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Mr Wilcox said: I'm just glad that due to training and help from trading standards we are able to help vulnerable people and hopefully stop scam mail coming through the Royal Mail system.
On June 26, the Madhya Pradesh SIT, monitoring the Special Task Force investigations into the scam, had told the Madhya Pradesh High Court that 23 deceased in the MPPEB scam High- profile deaths include that of Shailesh Yadav, son of Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav.
Some of the most common scams - according to Maureen Mahoney with Consumer Reports - include the "grandparent scam," where a scammer calls up an older person, having learned information about them on social media and other Internet sites, and claims to be a grandchild in trouble in another country and needing money for bail.
Another telephone scam falsely says that the intended victim has been sued over an old debt and must make a payment to settle the matter.
Any Uxbridge residents who may have encountered two women or who believe they have been a victim of this particular scam are encouraged to contact the Uxbridge Police Department.
Officers at Worcestershire Regulatory Service's Trading Standards team have received a barrage of complaints about scams - from bogus lottery wins to dodgy investment schemes.
Outlining the BJP's strategy during the forthcoming budget session in both the houses of the Parliament this month, Prasad said: "The federal government would have to take a decision on setting up a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the spectrum scam prior to the commencement of the budget session.
Each year, one in 15 people across the UK becomes victim to a scam involving deceptive unsolicited mailings, phone calls or emails, all designed to con victims out of their cash.
That is why we provide this information on our scam prevention blog and allow visitors to ask questions and discuss solutions in our forum and on our Scam Alert Facebook business page.
Every year, an estimated 3m UK consumers fall victim to scams by post, email, text, the phone and the net, at a cost of pounds 3.
I think this new twist is more dangerous than the old 4-1-9 scheme because of the increased chance for network users to fall for the scam," said BitDefender.
WE spend our lives exposing scams, but even we were shocked by this.