Pretexting



  • When one pretends to write a text message to someone, in hopes of avoiding unwanted and/or awkward situations.

    NOTE: Although pretexting is a portmanteau of pretending and texting, the actual word pretext shares a similar concept, as it is defined as an effort or strategy intended to conceal something.



  • Calling a telephone company or a financial institution and obtaining sensitive, personal information about a customer by deceiving the company into believing that you are that customer.



  • Typing into a phone appearing to be sending and receiving messages with serious intent, but nobody is receiving or responding.



  • A fancy euphanism for lieing.