jugging noun [U]
a crime in which a robber waits at a cashpoint or bank for someone to withdraw money, before following them and stealing the money from them
Heart-stopping video captured on a home surveillance camera shows a Richardson man run for his life as a stranger darts after him. Richardson police tell NBC 5 it could be an attempted jugging. Juggings involve criminals staking out banks looking for customers leaving with cash. The crooks then follow their potential victim to their next stop and either rob them or break into the victim’s car to take the money.
[nbcdfw.com, 17 March 2023]
rom-con noun [C]
UK /ˈrɒmˌkɒn/ US /ˈrɑːmˌkɑːn/
a situation where a criminal tricks someone into a fake romantic relationship and exploits their trust to get money or personal information out of them
This is romance fraud or, rather snappily, “rom-con”, a crime that’s rising due to the cost-of-living crisis … ITV reported that Santander has launched a specialist division to combat rom-cons: the Break the Spell team works to “interrupt” customers who have been identified as being at high risk, stepping in when the person could be about to send large amounts of cash.
[theguardian.com, 7 May 2023]
infostealer noun [C]
UK /ˈɪn.fəʊ.stiː.ləʳ/ US /ˈɪn.foʊ.stiː.lɚ/
a type of computer software that has been deliberately designed to steal information such as passwords, bank account details etc.
There’s a wide range of data that cybercriminals aim to access through the use of infostealers. Most notably, payment card details and login credentials are highly valuable. A criminal could either directly use this data to their advantage or sell it on a dark web marketplace to other malicious actors.
[makeuseof.com, 30 October 2022]