Phone Phishing

Phone phishing is a scam where someone tries to get your personal information or money by calling you on the phone. They may pretend to be from a company or organization that you know and trust, like your bank or the IRS. They may ask you to provide personal information like your Social Security number or account password, or they may try to get you to wire them money. Be very careful about any phone calls that ask for personal information or threaten you with legal action if you don’t give them what they want. If you’re not sure whether a call is legitimate, hang up and call the organization’s customer service number yourself to check.