Victim receives “Urgent” phone call from financial institution
Asked to call immediately to clear up a problem
Capitalizes on your panic about your money and account
Asks you to verify personal information
Pharming Hackers redirect Internet traffic from one website to another identical looking site with Static Domain Spoofing by slightly changing the name. Examples: www.mybank.com to www.mybanks.com www.ncua.gov to www.ncua.com
Thieves search trash bins for unshredded credit card and loan applications containing SSN’s, bank and/or credit card statements with account numbers.
Internet Sources Thieves find information via public records sites and fee-based information broker sites, accessing your credit report fraudulently. Example: posing as your employer, landlord or a loan officer. How Your Personal Information is Obtained
Mail Theft Thieves steal newly issued credit cards, check orders, statements, tax or benefit information from unlocked mail. They also look for credit card checks that may be included monthly in statements. How Your Personal Information is Obtained