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Vishing is a phone call scam where the scammer pretends to be from a legitimate institution like a bank. It is short for Voice Phishing.


How this could happen


1: Contact

You get a phone call from an unfamiliar number. The caller identifies himself as a representative of your bank, and tells you that you need to provide certain private information for a reason (to keep your account from being locked, etc.).

2: Belief

Because you’re convinced that it’s real, you provide the information being asked for.

3: Reality

The caller wasn’t really from the bank. He is a scammer with the goal of getting your money and the information that he doesn’t have yet- your One-Time Password (OTP), Card Verification Value (CVV), PIN, etc.

4: Result

The scammer uses your sensitive data to access your bank account and steal your money.


Read more about how to avoid being a victim of Vishing and other scams in our tips page.

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