here’s a new security scam in town. Voice phishing, or “vishing,” encourages victims to type their bank account or credit card numbers on their telephone keypads.
Here’s how it works: People receive an e-mail or voice mail saying someone is illegally using their credit card or bank account and urging them to call a certain phone number immediately to clear up the mess. Once they do, a recorded voice instructs them to type in the account number—while the scammers use Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology to detect their keystrokes.
|Most Risky Cities for Having Your Identity Stolen|
|1) San Francisco
4) San Jose
5) San Diego
|6) Atlanta |
7) Salt Lake City
8) Las Vegas
|Source: MensNEWSdaily.com, http://mensnewsdaily.com|
So be smart. If you get any kind of message about a credit card, call the company directly, using the customer service number located on the back of the card.