0041: Vishing: Every Old Threat Is New Again

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Hey there, hero!

Scammers are constantly on the lookout for new ways to get one over on you.

And in this case, they’ve managed to combine two already existing threats into one new scam: vishing.

What the heck is vishing?

Listen to the episode, and check out this TechRepublic article for more details:

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-a-vishing-attack-spoofed-microsoft-to-try-to-gain-remote-access/

Had any issues like this? What scams have been most common for you over the last year or so? Let me know in the comments below.

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  1. Spammers of all kinds have a very negative effect on me. I know they shouldn’t but every day when I get spam emails or spam calls on our caller ID it reminds me how many misguided people there are in the world and how terrible people’s behavior can be. It’s depressing, but I try to let it go as soon as possible so I don’t dwell in that negative space.

  2. My dad fell for a phishing/vishing scam. A “Microsoft ad” offered to help him with his computer problem, so Dad called the number. Fortunately, my brother came in just before Dad hit Enter, giving the guys on the phone access to his bank accounts. Those guys relentlessly called my dad night and day for months trying to back in. Dad quit answering the phone if he didn’t know the number calling — and would pick up the phone and hang up immediately just so he wouldn’t have to listen to it ringing. Thanks for pointing out that these things resurface in many ways.