This phishing scam has gone viral and there's a great lesson in there for us all

Sirena Bergman@SirenaBergman
Thursday 10 October 2019 16:00
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An American lawyer has potentially just saved everyone a lot of money and a lot of hassle.

Pieter Gunst posted a Twitter thread describing what initially sounds like a legtimate security call from his bank.

Before taking a turn for the phishy.

If you're confused, Gunst explained exactly how he thinks the scam works.

Some people still didn't quite follow, perhaps due to the inconsistencies in how much information people need to access a bank account in different countries.

This follower really did have the best advice:

But others got to the real root of the problem:

Protect your data, people - NEVER answer the phone.

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