FBI warns of rise in phone-based ‘vishing’ attacks

Stupid name, seamy practice lures unwary to reveal bank infoWith consumers finally getting wise to phishing attacks, scammers are hitting the phones.The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) warned Thursday that so-called “vishing” attacks are on the rise. These are scams where criminals send an e-mail or text message to a victim, saying there has been a security problem and the victim needs to call his or her bank to reactivate a credit or debit card.

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