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What is Vishing?

In this digital age, we depend upon email and chat apps to communicate. We rely on social connections to help us make purchasing decisions. We book our vacations and send our loved ones’ flowers without ever leaving our homes. So, it might come as something of a surprise to find out that one of the most effective fraudulent activities in this day and age, still uses the good old telephone. In fact, what is known as “vishing” is the precursor to email “phishing” and is one of the oldest con tricks around. How Does Vishing Work? Vishing is the process of calling up a person, whilst emulating a respected third party, in an attempt to solicit private information from the person receiving the phone call....