vishing


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vishing

(ˈvɪʃɪŋ)
n
the illegal use of voice-over-internet technology to gain access to credit card numbers or bank details
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COURIER FRAUD: Like vishing, but the fraudster sends a courier to collect your bank card.
These attacks are known as vishing and smishing, respectively.
International Business Times spoke with Rachel Tobac to learn more about social engineering and trends like vishing, which refers to tricking individuals into revealing information over the phone similarly to phishing.
Phishing (such as scam emails) was the most common scam in the survey, followed by vishing or verbal communication, rogue traders and card fraud.
Scams include vishing - whereby scammers cold-call people in a bid to get their bank details, and offers of fake services, such as telling people their computer has a virus that they can fix remotely.
Detective Chief Inspector Kenny Thomson, of Police Scotland's economic crime and financial investigation unit, said: "The way this crime works is similar to a vishing scam.
The problem is, people don't know about or understand how the most common scams, such as email phishing and telephone vishing - where crooks trick people into giving out personal information - work.
Vishing scams involve criminals tricking people out of their savings by pretending to be from a legitimate body such as their bank or the police.
Many residents of Hauz Khas & Vasant Vihar have lost their money to hacking, vishing & other criminal actions
Examples of these scams include phishing emails and vishing, fraudulent phone calls in which callers ask for personal or financial information by posing as computer technical support agents.
Vishing attacks have been around for a few years now, but they've largely flown under the radar, because they often target smaller regional banks rather than high-profile national institutions.