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2008-08-07 03:00:14

A new scam intent on stealing personal information is gaining popularity. The scheme, called vishing, has recently targeted people in Richmond's 804 area code. "The number of people who are making complaints about this type of crime is on the rise," said Cathy Milhoan, spokeswoman for the FBI's cyber division. But vishing is so new that most people aren't aware that it is taking place. Vishing can occur in three ways: automated phone calls, text messages or e-mails. In each method,...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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