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FOX8 On Your Side: Phone Phishing Scam

Posted on: 8:27 pm, February 13, 2012, by , updated on: 09:00pm, February 13, 2012

Emma Joyce Parrish said she lost hundreds of dollars while on the phone. Experts say it’s a new twist to an old phishing scam.

Watch my story in the video above.

Using her social security number, the scammers also applied for a credit card in her name. Thankfully, a credit freeze was already in place, so the request was denied.

For more information on identity theft or to report a scam, go to consumer.gov/idtheft.