Pretexting meaning

prē'tĕk'stĭng
Impersonating another person or otherwise engaging in misrepresentation in order to obtain an individual's private personal information.
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Pretending to be someone else in order to obtain information, typically over the phone. See social engineering.
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A means of social engineering in which a person gains unauthorized access to information under false pretenses, perhaps by pretending to be a person authorized to have such access.
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Present participle of pretext.
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