Remember phone scams? They still exist

While much of the dangers to your personal information comes through modes of modern tech, the classic phone scams are still popular amongst identity thieves and scammers. Be wary about giving out your personal information over the phone. Many businesses do legitimately use conventional phone calls to contact customers, but so do scammers. That said, authentic businesses almost never request personal information over the phone during an unprompted call. Always verify who’s calling by testing them on who they are and how they know you before engaging.