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phishing

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈfɪʃɪŋ/
IT, INTERNET, BANKING an attempt to trick someone into giving information over the internet or by email that would allow someone else to take money out of their bank account: Phishing emails can look as if they come from a real bank email address.
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