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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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Former Strictly Come Dancing head judge Len Goodman, 73, has taken the scam lesson to help launch Santander's scams awareness drive.
Veterans across the country who participate in the VAs home loan refinancing program are sometimes targeted with scams or unfairly high loans.
ANZ set up a dedicated scams unit in mid-2017 to respond to the significant increase in reports of customer scams, and conducted 119 investigations related to $3.
These mega corruption scam come to surface when former chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Jawad S Khawaja sought the details of these mega corruption scam when he took notice of inordinate delay in the investigation of corruption scams.
We believe that next year we may see an increase of rubber ducky scams using crypto-currencies as leverage.
New Delhi [India], Jan 6 ( ANI ): Congress leader RPN Singh on Saturday said the Bihar Government should show urgency in Srijan scam too, like it did in the sentencing of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in a fodder scam case.
Phishing scams have become the doorway for many cyber criminals to launch ransomware and malware attacks on businesses and consumers, and often leads to massive losses in money and valuable data.
Some other popular scams of the year took advantage of news events.
However, it is feared that as few as 5% of scams are reported, often because victims are embarrassed or are unaware that they have been deceived.
The Citizens Advice consumer service received 555 reports of such scams during January and March, 2017, compared with 495 during the same period the year before.
T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) has begun rolling out Scam ID and Scam Block to customers to safeguard them from scam calls, the company said.