scammer


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scammer

An individual or organization that swindles people. See phishing, ransomware, malware and hacker.
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Crash for ready cash Where a scammer requests cash to fix their vehicle after they have induced a collision.
(https://www.bbb.org/article/news-releases/20523-scam-alert-using-voice-search-use-caution-when-asking-for-auto-dial) According to the BBB , scammers create fake customer service numbers then bump them to the top of the search results on the internet with the help of paid ads.
The United States Embassy in Manila on Thursday warned visa applicants to watch out for and avoid dealing with scammers promising successful visa applications, and even overseas jobs.
Beware of scammers posing as computer repair workers
* Scammers in India are using Google Maps to dupe people.
The Canada Revenue Agency says so many Canadians get calls from scammers pretending to be tax enforcers that real tax agents are having trouble reaching people.
These calls are a favoured tactic of scammers employing all kinds of schemes, from promising that you can make a fortune from investing in Brazilian rainforests to posing as the taxman and demanding that you clear some fabricated debt by buying up a load of iTunes vouchers and reading them the codes.
The scammer had found an old recording I'd made years earlier to promote my business, and slowed the down, pausing it every now and again to make it look as if it were a poor, juddery connection.
For example, scammers may email customers, warning Brexit will affect their savings, and that they urgently need to move them into a seemingly plausible, but actually fake, investment product.
A group of telephone scammers is targeting the small-business customers of local utilities, generating dozens of reports since Monday and causing at least one customer to fall victim to an elaborate scheme.
While anybody can be the targeted by a scammer, the more effective scams deliberately target the most vulnerable in our community - the frail, aged, young and gullible.