Gone Phishing: Is Your Bank on the Other End of  the Phone or Is It a Scam

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Gone Phishing: Is Your Bank on the Other End of the Phone or Is It a Scam

May, 19th 2017

A phishing scam targeting bank account holders has added a more sophisticated twist

If you receive a call from your bank’s fraud department, hang up. In fact, better yet, don’t answer the phone at all.

That’s the advice from a Reddit thread this week about a banking scam.

The Redditor “Keyann” wrote a post that said he or she received a call from someone claiming to be the fraud department of his or her bank, saying there was a fraudulent airline charge.Here’s the twist: The caller ID for the call even said the name of the bank. But when the caller asked for the Redditor’s PIN number, Keyann smelled a rat. “The caller ID makes it seem real,” Keyann wrote. “The actual fraud department said they have seen this multiple...

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