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. 

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