Heard, and overheard

May 5 2011   8:32AM GMT

Overheard talking about pretexting

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

overheard Overheard: Marcia Savage
“To complete a fraudulent transaction, such as changing a mailing address on a credit card or confirming a large online banking transaction, a criminal can simply place an order at what RSA calls “fraudster call centers.” For $7 to $15 per phone call, these centers will provide professional callers who can impersonate a broad range of people, from a middle-aged English speaker to an elderly Italian.”

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is pretexting.

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