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Beware the Fake Call: Spotting Vishing Scams

Ever get a suspicious phone call claiming to be from your bank or tech support? That might be a vishing attack – a sneaky scam that tries to trick you into giving up personal information over the phone. Vishing 101: How it Works Vishing is like phishing (those scam emails), but with a voice! Scammers […]

Don’t fall for fake calls about your taxes

Sometimes scammers will call your cell phone instead of sending emails. This is called vishing. A scammer may pretend to be a government official and tell you that you have unpaid taxes. They’ll likely then tell you that you have to pay them immediately or you will go to jail. Hang up — this is […]

What is a vishing attack?

Vishing is the social engineering approach that leverages voice communication. This technique can be combined with other forms of social engineering that entice a victim to call a certain number and divulge sensitive information. Advanced vishing attacks can take place completely over voice communications by exploiting Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solutions and broadcasting services. […]