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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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With several such accounts reported and deleted in the past, the latest addition to the fake accounts set up in the former Lagos State governor's name had the user name: Fashola Raji Fashola, and the scammers wrote that the Federal Government was giving out the sum of N700,000 to youths and young adults to enable them pay school fees, set up business outfits and invest in business ventures, among others.
Buali said one of the reasons given by scammers is the failure to update information on the card.
Hire and crash Where the scammers hire a car and stage an accident with another vehicle, usually someone they know.
Scammers normally ask for payment via wire transfer or prepaid debit cards because it makes it easier for them to get money.
"For years, scammers have used the Exchange's trademarked logo and name without permission to purportedly sell vehicles in the United States," said Steve Boyd, the Exchange's loss prevention vice president.
Speaking at a press conference on the anti-fraud campaign of the embassy's Consular Section, Fraud Prevention Manager Leon Gendin said scammers would usually 'use a variety of social media platforms to push their message to attract their potential customers.'
Gatchalian said his committee research showed that many investment scammers thrive in the country because few are punished under the 18-year-old Securities and Exchange Code.
also asked the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, and the Department of Information and Communications Technology to take strong action against scammers.
"Often scammers will use speed and surprise to try to catch you out, the caller will put you under pressure so that you feel you have no choice."
"Scammers depend on us staying the more aware people become and the harder they will find it to scam the next person."
Whatsapp has millions of users worldwide and scammers are doing everything they can to separate people from their money.
This is because scammers are able to keep phone lines open.