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bogus caller Line breaks: bogus call¦er

Definition of bogus caller in English:

noun

A person who visits or telephones someone under false pretences, typically for the purpose of theft or fraud: a bogus caller preyed on an elderly deaf woman by claiming to be a carer
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  • Unfortunately, those at greatest risk from a bogus caller are the most vulnerable in our communities, such as the very elderly and those who live on their own.
  • Bogus callers will often work in teams, so while one person distracts you the other is stealing your processions.
  • Bogus callers are despicable criminals, often preying on elderly people.

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into Chinese
Word of the day innocuous
Pronunciation: ɪˈnɒkjʊəs
adjective
not harmful or offensive