pretexting

/ (ˈpriːtɛkstɪŋ) /

noun

the practice of deceiving individuals into surrendering personal information for fraudulent purposes

Nearby words

  1. preternatural,
  2. preterperfect,
  3. pretest,
  4. pretext,
  5. pretexta,
  6. pretibial fever,
  7. pretibial myxedema,
  8. preticketed,
  9. pretonic,
  10. pretor

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Examples from the Web for pretexting

  • Abu Bakr, pretexting the ties of blood uniting victors and vanquished, was of opinion that a ransom should be accepted.

    The Life of Mohammad|Etienne Dinet
  • At the entrance, Verelst, pretexting a pretext, sagely dropped out.

    The Paliser case|Edgar Saltus