scammer


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scammer

(ˈskæmɚ)
1. n. a swindler; a hustler. There are a couple of scammers on the street corner. Watch out.
2. n. a lecher; a fast worker with the opposite sex. Bob thinks he’s a great scammer, but he’s just a wimp.
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Scammers know that we generally are more vulnerable when our focus is on gift-giving, travel, celebrations, and time with family and friends.
Now, scammers are tugging at the heartstrings of people, begging for help and preying on their generosity.
But once they pay the rst time the scammers will come back for more money.
A way to avoid being victimised by scammers is to block an unregistered number using the mobile phone's features or by reporting it to telecommunications companies for monitoring.
We are picking up more fraud faster by identifying scammers from their photos before they even go live on a dating site.
Finally, scammers try to trick users into adjusting their computer settings to reduce or eliminate built-in security systems, making the computer vulnerable to future scams.
Now under the new ad rules the international scammers only need to create a facade by opening a local office with the assistance or in partnership with a Florida attorney, use a tradename like "Inversiones Cheveres en USA a Law Firm," hold seminars overseas, promote their bogus firm with glossy magazines using Florida politicians as local celebrities, and show pictures with patriotic American images and symbols.
Other residents are now being urged to be on their guard against scammers.
It allows the scammers to say something new - as opposed to the traditional scams which people might be familiar with.
It was generated by a scammer who had learned that Acme was a vendor to the business being scammed.
The 57-year-old scammer called the victim and asked him for his bank account information.
If these transactions go through, the scammer then makes other purchases, before the theft becomes known and the cardholder can cancel.
Shiver Metimbers explains: "A scam-baiter will actively communicate with a scammer, pretending to be a real victim, with the sole objective of trying to waste as much of the scammer' s time and resources as possible.
The scammer might indicate you've inherited money from an uncle you didn't know you had, but to collect it you need to pay legal fees first.
In July a scammer based in Jaipur, India, spammed an e-mail list looking for Kerry supporters to contribute to the campaign via a Web page copied from Kerry's official site.