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phishing

noun [U] uk   /ˈfɪʃ.ɪŋ/ us  
an attempt to trick someone into giving information over the internet or by email that would allow someone else to take money from them , for example by taking money out of their bank account
phisher
noun [C] uk   /r/ us    //
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