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blagging
 n.— «The Anderson’s were able to obtain sensitive information through a process known as “blagging.” This is when bogus phone calls are made to organisations such as banks and utilities to obtain information such as details of people’s bank and mortgage accounts and tax returns. For example, “blaggers” pretend to be employees of these organisations and deceive real members of staff into disclosing personal information about individuals.» —“Couple found guilty of stealing personal data” by Dinah Greek Computeract!ve (United Kingdom) Nov. 15, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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