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"vishing": Phishers Come Calling On Voip

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#1 quietman7


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Posted 11 July 2006 - 07:01 AM

In a twist on phishing, fraudsters are now calling their intended victims instead of e-mailing them. The caller hears an automated message that warns of a problem with a bank account...The message includes instructions to call a phone number to resolve the issues. That number connects the caller to a voice response system asking the consumer to enter their 16-digit credit card number...The fraudsters likely use stolen identities to set up a voice-response system and acquire local VoIP phone numbers, according to Secure Computing, which dubbed the new way of scamming "vishing."

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