Latest Vishing Stories

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.

2008-08-06 03:00:25

By B.C. Manion, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Aug. 6--TOWN 'N COUNTRY -- If you can save it or spend it, chances are someone has found a way to steal it.

2008-06-16 15:00:17

By PHIL MULKINS Dear Action Line: I received an e-mail message, apparently from Tulsa Teachers Credit Union, that my account had been "compromised" by hackers and shut down by the credit union.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.