Requests for information: reminder
A new kind of phishing scam is increasing in frequency that you need to be aware of. Dubbed "vishing" for "voice phishing," the scam attempts to trick users into providing personal information such as account numbers and email passwords over the phone. Scammers will indicate that they are from legitimate institutions (such as Microsoft or Hotmail) and may request that you download a program to allow them to remotely access your computer and correct an issue. It's critical that you never give out personal information, either over the phone or via email. Legitimate institutions do not make unsolicited support calls offering to correct virus issues nor will they call or email their members requesting personal information. Questions? Contact IT Central for assistance.