Mishing, Vishing, and Phishing – Don’t Fall For It!

What is the difference between these ing’s, I’ll tell you in plain English, no Technobabble !
Mishing – A combination of the words mobile phone and phishing. Mishing involves the use of mobile phones in a scam. A typical mishing call or message involves a scammer posing as an employee from your financial institution or organization, claiming to need your personal details. They can use this to verify your account or to authorize a purchase you have made on your mobile phone.
Vishing – A combination of the words voice and phishing. Vishing involves voice or telephone communication. In a majority of these, the telephone call will be automated. There are many different examples for this type of scam including fake charities, relief funds and lotteries.
Phishing – Refers to emails sent to you by scammers, which are designed to trick you into providing your personal and banking information. Examples of this type of email would be something claiming to be from your bank stating that they need you to verify account and/or personal information. Often times there are spelling or grammar mistakes. They will also copy an institution’s logo and message format. Call to verify any suspicious email before submitting information. Often times they will refer to you as ‘account holder’ or ‘customer’ rather than by your name. They will also sign the email with a fake employee name or just ‘online banking team.
So now that you know, don’t come crying to me if you get ing’ed!!!!

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About Judy Hansen

I have lived in many cities in the US and even lived in Calgary,Alberta Canada. But I always seem to end up where my life began in Toledo, Ohio. I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother, sister, aunt, and I'll be your best friend!
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One Response to Mishing, Vishing, and Phishing – Don’t Fall For It!

  1. Hey! Who do we know that got taken for a bundle of money by taking a live telephone call from a real live person claiming a debt was owed to a medical provider and then made an automated payment to the person making the claim?
    Turned out the debt was not real but the caller got the money anyway because the “victim” fell for the hoax hook line and sinker without ever even trying to verify the legitimacy of the claim or of the caller.
    We the people need more Cyber Police!!!!

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