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GeekWord – FUD

FUD [acronym] fud

Acronym for Fear Uncertainty and Doubt. Often used as a means of convincing an unwilling party into participating in an activity that they otherwise wouldn’t. This may be buying a product that they don’t need or falling for a scam.

The caller played into the nice ladies FUD to convince her to install malware on her computer.

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About Todd E. Grady

I'm a dad, husband, IT guy and geek of all trades.

Posted on 12.13.2011, in GeekWord, Technology and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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