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Beware the outlandish come-ons and pick-up lines you'll encounter when criminals are on the prowl.

Title: Top 9 Dirty Tricks Scammers Use

Author: Joan Goodchild, CSO

Source: PC World

Date Published: 17 February 2009




'What the average guy might call a con is known in the security world as social engineering. Social engineering is the criminal art of scamming a person into doing something or divulging sensitive information. These days, there are thousands of ways for con artists to pull off their tricks (See: Social Engineering: Eight Common Tactics). Here we look at some of the most common lines these people are using to fool their victims. '


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