confidence trick

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Elderly individuals often fall prey to fraud and confidence schemes.
This training session provides an overview of confidence schemes and frauds and details the most common.
The APWG reports in its H2 2011 Phishing Activity Trends Report released this week that the number of unique phishing reports submitted to the organization rose substantially from early fall through the end of the year, while cybercrime gangs were apparently forced to work harder and smarter to fool increasingly fraud-savvy consumers into falling for their confidence schemes.