Beware of Vishing Scams: Protect Your Finances from Cybercrime

Stay vigilant against voice vishing and safeguard your financial information from cybercriminals and cybercrime.

Hackers Employ ‘Vishing’ in Cybercrime: Tips to Secure Your Bank Account

In a recent report by cybersecurity firm CloudSEK, there’s a growing concern about cybercrime using a deceptive technique called ‘vishing’ (voice phishing) in combination with OTP grabber services to carry out more advanced attacks. This essentially means that hackers are using phone calls to manipulate people into revealing their one-time passwords, increasing the risk of financial fraud.

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But what exactly is vishing? It’s a form of cyber attack where scammers use phone calls, pretending to be from trusted sources like banks or government agencies. They aim to deceive individuals into sharing sensitive information, such as bank account details, credit card information, and even one-time passwords sent to their mobile phones.

To protect yourself from falling victim to these vishing attacks, here are some practical tips:

  1. Never share your OTP, PIN, CVV, or debit/credit card details with anyone, especially over the phone.
  1. Be cautious when receiving calls that ask for confirmation of personal or financial information. Legitimate organizations won’t request such details over the phone.
  1. Avoid giving out personal information, even if you’re promised prizes, lottery winnings, or requests to update your KYC details.
  1. Don’t blindly call numbers you find on the internet for service providers, as they could be fake. Use the official customer care numbers provided on authorized websites.
  1. In case you encounter a suspicious incident, call 1930 and take immediate action like changing your passwords or blocking your card to prevent any financial loss.

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  1. Regularly review your bank and credit card statements for any unusual activity and report any discrepancies.
  1. Stay vigilant against calls that ask you to share personal information or request the installation of remote access apps under the guise of assistance.

By following these steps, you can protect yourself from falling victim to vishing attacks and ensure your financial security.

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