Phishing remains the number one strategy for cybercriminals. Fraudsters have an ever-expanding bag of tricks for angling for our data, and especially our savings. Voice phishing scams are on the rise.
Example: an “employee” of the bank calls (and the actual phone number of your bank appears on your display) and convinces you to move money to a safe account. Several hundreds of consumers have been duped into spending tens of thousands of euros, but for companies the damage is often far greater.
Unfortunately, it’s quite easy to have a telephone mirror a specific number. And it’s not just those strange calls with unknown country codes from Asia and Africa, but ‘normal’ callers with a very clear story, told in your own language. If they appear to have all the right background information, it becomes very difficult to spot the fraud.