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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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Online scams, often in the form of phishing, where a fraudster tries to obtain personal details by tricking the victim into believing they are genuine, are becoming increasingly sophisticated,
The BNZ research found that 35 - 44 year olds were specifically at risk of losing money when buying, selling or donating goods or services online and inheritance scams, and of the 81% of Kiwis that had been the target of a scam.
Working to stop illegal scam calls is a top priority for my office, Beshear said.
"People need to update their idea of what a scam is so that we are less vulnerable.
Lucky for online travellers, this scam is easy to pick out.
EOW on Friday arrested two persons who had worked as personal staff of Mishra in connection with e-tendering scam case.
Today,Facebookwill launch a new scam ads reporting tool, accessible within the app, supported by a dedicated team, allowing people to easily report ads they believe to be misleading or scams on Facebook.
The consumer champion dropped a campaign lawsuit against Facebook in January, after the social network agreed to donate PS3 million to Citizens Advice in setting up the new scam advert prevention project.
According to Banac, additional complaints will strengthen the case against Kapa officials and against those in other investment scams that mostly operate in Southern Mindanao.
Montgomeryshire MP Glyn Davies said the sheer scale of the growing problem could not be properly assessed unless all suspected scams were reported.
Hunter said while his office accepts consumer complaints on phone scams, they are extremely hard to trace.
(It proves the existence of large scale corruption and theft of the very limited resources of the country under the PDAF scam.)