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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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Turning verbs into nouns is a great way to play confidence tricks.
A type of confidence trick, social engineering is the use of deceit to manipulate or trick victims into certain actions including divulging personal or financial information.
RBS is working with government and private sector-backed information service on Internet safety and security, Get Safe Online, to raise awareness of "social engineering" scams, which are a type of confidence trick where social engineering is used to deceive, manipulate or trick victims into certain actions, including divulging personal or financial information.
Summary: Iran Thursday stepped up attempts to normalize its relations with the West with a Davos charm offensive that was immediately attacked by Israel as a confidence trick.
The 'long con' is an extended confidence trick involving an elaborate story executed over a long period of time that is aimed at convincing the target that the con artist is a legitimate and trustworthy resource.
Is it just a publicity stunt to impress the Welsh Assembly and to enhance officers CVs when they move on to pastures new, or is it a smoke and mirrors confidence trick so that when the council announce cutbacks in the budget, they can say it was what Joe Public wanted?
IT is no exaggeration to say that wind farms will be judged by historians to be the greatest confidence trick of the 21st Century.
JetBlue's confidence trick In a move instigated at board level and designed to restore confidence in the young carrier, JetBlue Airways.
Criminal (15) Slick suspense in confidence trick thriller as John C Reilly tries to outwit Peter Mullan
Yet during that first run-through, before Croft has revealed his filmic devices as neatly analogous to elements of a confidence trick, you do fall for it.
As in some of his other poems, poetry may or may not be magical, but it is obviously a confidence trick.
Both Fisher and van Leeuwen are in complete agreement that adding value to forequarter pork is not a confidence trick at the consumer's expense.