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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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MC) has indicated that scammers prefer to focus on those above 60 years of age.
Cryptocurrency operates in a virtual world, and once the scammers receive payment, its virtually impossible to get it back.
The municipality said that scammers are using the name of the city and its mayor to collect funds from the public.
Giving away such information to scammers exposes you to the risks of getting robbed of your savings in the bank.
This could well be the same group of scammers who had been identified earlier and were preying on unsuspecting public officials who have political ambitions,' the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) chief said.
The scammer, who used the same profile picture that Musk uses for his official Twitter account (though there are small differences, if you look closely), created an account - @elonhmusk - which looks very similar to Musk's.
TELEPHONE SCAMS Scammers are developing more sophisticated ways to trick people, so be wary of unsolicited and unexpected calls.
24 million currently under investigation), and appear to stay involved with the scammers for longer periods.
One of the best places to find out about how to protect yourself against scammers can be found at www.
In this case it would mean adjusting the pace of exchange to ensure scammers felt they were making progress, and then slowing down to frustrate them.