Latest Vishing Stories

2011-01-27 06:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyber criminals often use a tactic called phishing to trick PC users into sharing bank account logins, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers and other valuable information.

2010-10-05 19:14:29

Phishing scams are making the leap from email to the world’s voice systems, and a team of researchers in the Georgia Tech College of Computing has found a way to tag fraudulent calls with a digital “fingerprint” that will help separate legitimate calls from phone scams.

2010-03-01 10:19:00

NORWALK, Conn., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Affinion Security Center, a leading provider of identity theft protection, detection and resolution services, announced today the results of its annual tax and employment identity theft survey.

2009-04-14 08:30:00

SEATTLE, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- WatchGuard Technologies Highlights / News Facts: Strong Growth of VoIP Makes it a Target - Recently published reports predict that nearly 75 percent of corporate phone lines will be using Voice over IP (VoIP) in the next two years; expectations are that half of small-to-medium sized businesses and two-thirds of all enterprise organizations will be using VoIP.

2009-03-24 07:03:00

Phishing, Vishing and Unscrupulous Tax Preparers Pose a Threat NORWALK, Conn., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Tax time will unfortunately bring more than a refund check to many taxpayers this year.

2009-02-27 13:06:00

National Consumer Protection Week is ideal time to safeguard personal information from resourceful thieves TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers need to use all the tools available to proactively fight today's creative, technologically-savvy identity thieves.

2008-10-22 14:10:00

Two British inventors have created a device to save phone owners from annoying and malicious phone calls.

2008-10-10 12:00:16

ITAC, the Identity Theft Assistance Center, today joined the Federal Trade Commission in urging consumers to be careful regarding e-mails that look as if they come from a financial institution that recently acquired a consumer's bank, savings and loan, or mortgage.

2008-08-07 03:00:14

A new scam intent on stealing personal information is gaining popularity. The scheme, called vishing, has recently targeted people in Richmond's 804 area code.

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