Have you ever gotten a phone call from someone who is obviously not a human? It’s those silly electronic phone calls again. The latest phone call promises a phone voucher from companies like Verizon for values up to $100, if you go to a website and answer some questions. It gives you a website address close to an actual web address, which contains stolen logos and looks pretty legitimate.
The website asks for the user to “verify the account” with questions such as your cellphone number, ID, password, and even your last 4 digits of your social security number. Instead of a phone voucher, the user’s identity has a greater chance of being stolen.
It is important to be wary of people and websites you do not recognize. The back of your phone bill will have both a phone number and website. If you are unsure about a phone call, or email you have received, give them a call, and they will be able to tell you if it’s actually something they are offering.