Before you know it, £75,000 of a £100,000 pot has gone. The City regulator and HM Revenue & Customs are concerned and hundreds of fraudsters have already been blacklisted.
While you’re distracted, your card will be deftly pinched.
Alternatively, they may have fiddled with your personal details — such as your age, address, job or information about past claims — to get a cheaper price.
Others are less so: one ingenious new trick capitalises on the green trend by asking investors to put their money into something called carbon credits. You get a call from someone posing as your bank or the police.
They say you need to replace your debit or credit card because you’ve been targeted by fraudsters.
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. 1979, 1986 © Harper Collins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source "to divide or cut" (see section (n.)).
Meaning "quality of being male or female" first recorded 1520s.
These "shows" should be under official supervision, at the least, and boys beneath the age of eighteen forbidden, perhaps, to attend their performance, just as we forbid the sale of liquors to minors.
[Walter Prichard Eaton, "At the New Theatre and Others: The American Stage, Its Problems and Performances," Boston, 1910] (sěks) Either of two divisions, male and female, into which most sexually reproducing organisms are grouped.
You’ll usually be caught out by this if you don’t have up-to-date internet security.
Your passwords are your first line of defence, so use a different one for each account.
In a species of slipper limpet (Crepidula fornicata), a kind of mollusk, all individuals begin life as females.
Clinging to rocks and to each other, they form piles. If another limpet attaches itself on top of the male limpet, the newcomer becomes male, and the male limpet beneath it reverts to being female.
But this is not the whole story, and it applies universally only to mammals and birds.