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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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Using these fake LinkedIn accounts, scammers are able to establish a sense of credibility among professionals in order to initiate further connections, it said.
Scammers know that we generally are more vulnerable when our focus is on gift-giving, travel, celebrations, and time with family and friends.
The scammers also use re-routed Australian phone numbers to create the impression that they are located in Australia.
Contact the Pensions Advisory Service for free and impartial guidance to talk through your options and learn about how to spot a scammer.
Scammers are becoming more sophisticated, and we are increasing our efforts to combat this crime and help customers look for signs of scam activity, said Jared Lawrence, vice president of Revenue Services.
If a scammer is targeting you then you won't be the first person they've set their sights on.
More than 50,000 people in the UK frequently send off money to fake lotteries, fake psychics and other scammers.
Once details are given to the scammers they then make fraudulent purchases.
Scammers, however, can take advantage of this, utilizing what the Better Business Bureau characterizes as the "classic grandparent scam.
The courier card scammers have so far targeted older residents in Mile Oak, Fazeley, Hopwas and Bonehill.
Lyons said scammers target Facebook users and proliferate the method of "clickjacking.
A CAMPAIGN has been launched to combat unscrupulous scammers.