Fraudsters are always looking for new ways in which to social engineer your personal information. One way in which fraudsters can extract your personal information to commit identity fraud is by using a telephone.
The fraudster might pretend on a call to be an insurance salesman, creditor or someone from your bank. Everyone understands they must not divulge personal and financial information, but you would be amazed at how many people do!
How do you know when someone calls you that they are genuine? Well, let us tell you a little secret – you can use a ‘reverse phone lookup service’ which will allow you to find out specific information about the individual who called you (Note: only applicable in the
One additional unique facet of this service is that it also works for mobile phone numbers as well as unlisted numbers. Every call you receive will provide you with a number, which is the main purpose of the service.
One note worthy feature is the ability to disallow calls from blocked numbers, which will allow you to trace a telephone number with ease.
We suggest if you have been a victim of telephone identity fraud or suspect you might be, that you learn more by clicking here.
Safe surfing folks!
Source: ID Theft Protect