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    A new word: VISHING.

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    papa_umau
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    A new word: VISHING.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 02 Dec 2014, 11:48 am

    SO, what's "Vishing" then ?

    Vishing scams cost consumers £24m

    Bank customers lost millions last year after being targeted by cold callers pretending to be police officers or bank staff.

    Consumers lost £24m last year to phone fraudsters who pretended to be bank staff or police officers and persuaded them to hand over their savings.

    Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) said losses through “vishing” were running at three times last year’s level and the problem had “got out of hand”.

    It has started an awareness campaign to tell consumers that neither their bank or the police would ever ask them to move their money to a new savings account.

    Read the full story about "vishing" from The Guardian, HERE




    I find it quite amazing that even after a lot of advertising in the media and online about "Phishing" and now "Vishing" we are still finding that many people are being caught out by these obvious scams.

    Of course, many of these scams are built around a climate of FEAR where the targets are frightened about possible things going wrong and when they are drawn in by these crooks in order to "fix" the imaginary problem, they are caught and stripped of their savings very quickly.


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    Re: A new word: VISHING.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 04 Dec 2014, 11:37 am

    Right on the button Paps. It is fear that these crooks use to pressurise any person to do stuff that their common-sense already tells them not to do.

    I don't know the easy answer, even if there is one, to this scam, all I can say is that we should always listen to our first instincts concerning tricks and scams like this.

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    Re: A new word: VISHING.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 05 Dec 2014, 11:46 am

    There is another quality that we need, and that is perseverance, where we keep resisting the high-pressure sales techniques that we find being employed here.

    The scammers are taught to be able to wear us down with answers to just about every question we ask and there comes a time when we just have to throw them out on their ear when we have had enough.

    The telephone attacks that are like this are much easier to resist as all we have to do then is to hang-up on them.


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    Re: A new word: VISHING.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 06 Dec 2014, 11:32 am

    Is that not just the same meaning as Phishing ?

    I don't really see the difference between the two.
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    Re: A new word: VISHING.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 07 Dec 2014, 1:33 pm

    Here's a full definition of the word:

    Vishing, or Voice-Phishing


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