What is this called

I don’t know if this belongs hear but what is the scam where a scammer coerces you into guessing who they are and what they are working at to obtain information (ex: scammer:states they are in a precarious situation caller: oh is this Jeffery scammer:yes!)

The content was posted by Scared_Ad_4273 on 2021-10-06 04:28:56 via reddit

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  1. womp-womp-rats says:

    Tricking someone into providing confidential information is referred to as social engineering.

  2. oldfrenchwhore says:

    It’s a bit like cold-reading.

  3. I’ve heard it called a grandma/grandparent scam too, in that older people are frequently targeted this way.

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