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Beware tricky new scam: ‘Vishing’

Even security pros are falling for ‘Phishing’s evil twin: Voice-assisted phishing, aka ‘Vishing.’

This scam often involves a human being on the phone with you, typically ‘reporting’ something like fraud to you then asking you to verify personal and account-related details like home address, social security number, PIN number, etc.

Bottom-line: always disregard the caller’s caller-ID, even if it matches your bank or creditor’s numbers — since caller-ID is easily faked. Best practice if you’re worried — hang up, then consider calling the organization’s customer service line to report and/or inquire.

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