Vishing Scam: Watch Out For This One!

A new type of scam that’s been gaining popularity as of late is something called a Vishing scam. Also known as a courier or not hangup scam, the con starts off when a scammer calls a consumer pretending to be affiliated with either a bank or with the police. They claim that the person’s credit card has been compromised and that there is an issue with their account. The scammer will then advise that the victim call their bank, but in reality they end up staying on the line while pretend to be a bank representative. They then might persuading the victim to transfer funds, withdraw money or even reveal sensitive security information.

Experts say that this scam is becoming a growing problem. It’s important to remember that a bank will never call and ask for sensitive information. If you are ever contacted by someone claiming to be from a bank informing you of fraud, be sure to hang up the phone and call the bank yourself from another line if possible. That is the only way to ensure you don’t become a victim of this scam.

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