Pretexting: Your Personal Information Revealed


Subject:
Corruption & Fraud , Consumer Research & Advocacy , Identity Theft

Description:
Fact sheet for consumers about pretexting, "the practice of getting your personal information under false pretenses," in which a "pretexter" might gain information by claiming he is from a survey firm, and then use that information to call the consumer's financial institution. Under the federal Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act such activity is illegal. Includes material about protecting yourself and what to do if you think you are a victim. From the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Publisher:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre10.shtm


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