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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,...

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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'