social engineering definition

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Definition of social engineering : noun

  1. The art of convincing a person or persons to take an action that may or may not be in their best interests.
    Professional con men, Johnny Hooker and Henry Gondorff, social engineered the mobster, Doyle Lonnegan, out of $500,000
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