Most everyone with an e-mail address has probably received an email from a phisher trying to lure you into revealing information you shouldn't. Some of the most common targets are people that use online banking or online payment systems. Every few days I get fake PayPal emails demanding that I submit my information due to a “complaint” from another user. Now, it seems, the phishers are moving beyond that and taking it to your phone. Phone phishing is nothing new, and has been around for decades, but most people are probably willing to give information out over the phone more willingly than online, and they are definitely more willing to call a “support” hotline before they release a credit card number. It can be quite dangerous:More info over at TechSpot.
New Paypal phishing turns to the phone
Posted on Monday, Jul 10 2006 @ 00:28 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A new Paypal phishing scam is circulating on the Internet: