Phishers ring changes with phone scam

Friday, 7 April 2006, 1:03 PM EST

Security experts have identified a new phishing scam that uses a toll-free telephone number rather than a bogus website to gather online banking passwords from unwary victims.

Whereas phishers typically attempt to redirect recipients of malicious emails to fraudulent websites which harvest passwords and account information, a new scam targeting Chase Bank customers uses only a telephone number as a method of contact.

At vnunet.

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