Phishers adding VoIP to their bag of tricks?

by admin April 28, 2006 at 11:01 am

Scam emails tell recipients to call in their PIN…

In a new twist on phishing, fraudsters are sending out emails that attempt to trick people into sharing personal information over the phone.

Cloudmark, a San Francisco-based email security company, said it has seen two separate attacks this week. In both cases, the spammed message warns of a problem with a bank account and instructs the recipient to dial a phone number to resolve it, the company said in a statement published on Tuesday.

The caller is connected to a voice response system that is made to sound exactly like the bank’s own system, Cloudmark said.

It added: “The phone system identifies itself to the target as the financial institution and prompts them to enter account number and PIN.”

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