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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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KCALC chief executive Nick Whittingham said: "Being scammed can ruin people's finances.
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Reasons for victims not reporting these scams can include not realising they are a victim of a scam; being embarrassed to admit they have been scammed in this way; and valuing their interaction too much to report it.
7 billion is scammed from American citizens every year, and that number is likely only a fraction of the actual amount since most scams are not reported to authorities, said Bill Warnisher of the Lane County District Attorney's Office.
The poll found the realistic nature of the scams was the top reason for people falling for them, and seven per cent of those who reported being scammed lost more than pounds 4,000.
Coinciding with the Office of Fair Trading's scams awareness month, the council is asking people to post emails, letters, deceptive prize draws and get-rich-quick schemes to help OFT prevent others from being scammed.