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addaword.gifdefinition of account take-over

a form of fraud where someone goes into your bank and changes the address and passcode on your account, using stolen or fake identification documents, meaning you can no longer access your money
Submitted from United Kingdom on 09/12/2010 12:07:00
Definition of account take-over from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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