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!!!!