Be aware of phishing, even when it is not over the Internet

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A few days ago I have received a phone call from a company, I use for certain services. I will avoid the names as the company is not the intended audience of this post.

A young man on the phone informed me, my yearly membership has expired, and asked me if I would like to renew it over the phone. My initial reaction was: “yes, sure”, as it is a worthwhile service. He asked me few customary questions to identify me as the account owner and then asked for the credit card details. more