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A variation of phishing is a widespread network fraud when customers of any payment system receive emails allegedly from the administration or security service of this system with a request to specify their accounts, passwords and .p.
In this case, the link in the message leads to a fake site on which the information is stolen. This site is destroyed after a while, and it's quite difficult to track its creators on the Internet.
Schemes of deception, in general, are identical, only in the case of a vashing message in the message, please call a certain city number. At the same time, a message is read out, in which the potential victim is asked to provide his/her confidential information.
Owners of such numbers are not easy to find, since with the development of Internet telephony, a call to a city number can be automatically redirected anywhere in the world to a virtual number. The caller is not aware of this. This opportunity was used by the next scammers.

According to information from Secure Computing, scammers configure a "war dialler" that dials numbers in a certain region and when the call is answered, the following occurs:

  1. The answering machine warns the consumer that fraudulent actions are being performed with his card, and instructs him to call back at a certain number immediately. This can be number 0800, often with the invented name of the caller on behalf of the financial institution;
  2. When this number is called back, a typically computer voice responds at the other end of the wire, telling people that they need to reconcile the data and enter the 16-digit card number from the phone's keypad
  3. Once the number is entered, the wisher becomes the owner of all the necessary information (phone number, full name, address) in order, for example, to impose a penalty card
  4. Then, using this call, you can collect and additional information, such as PIN, card expiration date, date of birth, bank account number, etc.


First of all, store your email.
Do not get your email spammers - there will be no spam. Will fall - will.
Do not get your email phishers - there will not be phishing. Will fall - will.
The most basic - get 2 email addresses:
  1. Permanent, which will be on your business card, for registration on official websites. Keep it and do not give it to anyone.
  2. Temporary, for registration on forums and for registration on the Internet. Go spam or phishing, throw out and start a new temporary.
Use the security code for email on your site (if you have one).



First of all, with the help of common sense, namely:
  1. Your bank (or the credit card company you use the card) usually refers to the customer by name and surname, both by phone, and by e-mail. If this is not the case, then most likely this is fraud;
  2. You can not call on credit card or bank account security at the phone number you have provided. For emergency calls, you will receive a phone number on the back of your payment card. If the call is legal, then the bank records it and helps you;
  3. If someone calls you who represents your ISP and asks questions about your confidential data, hang up.