Craig Pepper
June 13, 2024
2 Min Read

Vishing

Vishing Attacks: Stay Alert on the Phone

Vishing, or voice phishing, involves attackers using phone calls to deceive individuals into revealing personal information. These scams can be sophisticated, with attackers often posing as trusted entities.

Common Vishing Tactics:

  1. Impersonation: Pretending to be from a bank, government agency, or tech support.
  2. Urgency: Creating a sense of urgency to trick victims into acting quickly.
  3. Spoofing: Using technology to fake caller ID information.

Protection Tips:

  • Be skeptical of unsolicited phone calls asking for personal information.
  • Verify the caller’s identity by contacting the organization directly.
  • Use call-blocking tools and report suspicious calls.

Staying cautious on the phone can prevent you from falling victim to vishing scams.

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