Familiar with Vishing?
Not a popular term but scammers will use the phone to ask for personal data. The scammer pretends to be from a legitimate business and either threatens you to provide information or offers a special deal.
What you need to know about Vishing:
- E-mails are sent, asking for updated information all designed to entice you to send personal data.
- A toll-free number is provided where a con artist will demand that you provide personal details.
How to protect yourself against Vishing:
- Be suspicious when receiving phone calls or e-mails from individuals asking you to call and provide your personal information.
- Offer to call them back after you have confirmed the phone call or e-mail is legit. When calling back, be sure to use the company’s published customer service number not the number they provided.