In today’s voice-based phishing schemes, fraudsters use a variety of techniques, according to researchers. Phishing emails, social media networks, SMS, and other text-based channels are also used in phishing attempts. They may pretend to be from the bank, famous online services like PayPal or Amazon, or they may try to entice victims with tax rebates and competition prizes.
The term “vishing” refers to a phishing technique that uses ‘voice’. Victims may be cold-called or receive emails containing phone numbers, voice notes, or texts, but the purpose is the same: to steal personal information.
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