n. Telephone fraud, usually the result of a computer cracker breaking into a phone system and using it to make long distance calls.

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"Such massive instances of [telephone] fraud are seldom publicized, usually out of the victims' concerns for their reputation or fears that it will encourage copycat crimes.
   But to [Bruce] Jones, they are all grist for software that he is developing to combat what he calls 'telefelony.'"
—Mary Gooderham, "At war with 'telefelony'"

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