Internet Phone Trick Being Used for Identity Theft

A new kind of identity theft scam, with thieves using easy-to-obtain VoIP telephone numbers to trick Internet or telephone users, is beginning to pop up, said a cybersecurity vendor. Related to phishing scams, the new scheme uses cheaply obtained VoIP numbers as bogus credit card or financial services telephone numbers, said Paul Henry, vice president of strategic accounts for Secure Computing Corp.

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