Watch for Smishing and Vishing scams

  1. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    Skype, robocalls being used by crooks for scams
    In a variation of 'smishing,' new ploys are known as 'vishing'

    Criminals are putting a new voice to the traditionally anonymous world of online crime.

    Scammers have taken to making calls via Skype — the popular Voice over IP (VoIP) calling software — and attempting to scare victims into downloading and installing rogue antivirus software, Brian Krebs wrote this week on his Krebs on Security blog.
    I guess if there's easy money to be made,some crook will think of getting it...

    1. Alexander Pease profile image60
      Alexander Peaseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      How would this work exactly? It seems like it would be a waste of time. Not everyone uses Skype. Plus, if the target doesn't download the anti-virus software then it was all for nothing. Can you elaborate?