Fraudsters will utilise a range of techniques in order to obtain your personal information or convince you to make a financial transaction. Being aware of the methods a fraudster may employ will help you to identify the warning signs.
Email fraud is commonly referred to as phishing. Typically you will receive what may appear to be a genuine email from a reputable company asking you to click a hyperlink for further information, or presenting you with an offer which seems too good to be true.
Vishing is the telephone version of phishing; these are unsolicited phone calls from fraudsters who will encourage you to provide your sensitive personal information. The most prevalent example is a call from an individual perpetrating to be from your bank.
Smishing is when a fraudster sends a text message pretending to be from your bank or a reputable company you have agreements with. Typically the text will be unexpected and include a hyperlink or request for you to call a number provided.
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