*** TDS Newsflash ***
Don’t Be Fooled !
I want to give a prime example of a specific type of phishing email that may have you pondering, “There’s no link in the email so probably not phishing, and I don’t want to be charged for something I don’t use so I should give them a call since I don’t exactly know what this is about.” Or something like that. Take a look:
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Well this is what you’d classify as a pre-vishing email! Vishing is when a bad actor will use a phone conversation (“V” for voice) to attempt to steal information from you. If you were to call the number, they’d start by asking for your name and number, then the account ID (to make it all sound official), then they’ll tell you your account was charged. When you mention you don’t know what it’s about, they’ll ask for your bank account number—or possibly the FIRST so-many numbers if they’ve come upon stolen information that already contained the last so-many digits—and after you mistakenly give it to them and other information you’ve already surrendered…you can guess what could happen next. Don’t’ be fooled!
And as always, Think Before You Click or Call!
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