Voice phishing, commonly known as vishing, is a form of cyberattack leveraging voice and telephony technologies to deceive targeted individuals into disclosing sensitive information to unauthorized parties.
Some fraudulent schemes involve impersonating Banks, Police and even Politicians, prompting victims to divulge personal details or transfer funds to third-party accounts. How can we safeguard ourselves and our loved ones from falling victim to such scams? It’s crucial to be aware that they will never:
• Request control over your bank accounts, money, or passwords.
• Demand the transfer of funds to an alternate account.
Remember that legitimate calls won’t originate from international numbers, identifiable by the presence of the ‘+’ prefix before the calling number. Stay alert!