Friday, April 08, 2011
Old school phone phishing is alive and well
Today, I got a phone call about a sweepstakes entry my mother (now deceased) had allegedly made, and mentioning an unbelievable sum she had supposedly won. I know that this was impossible during the last months of her life. I questioned him and used the word “scam”. He hung up.
So phone phishing seems as alive and well as the more common email phishing, whether for personal information, a “security deposit” (as with the Nigerian scam), or both.
Be forewarned. If it sounds too good to be true, it is.