Vishing Law and Legal Definition
Vishing is a form of identity theft. It is the act of using the telephone in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering personal information. The scammer usually pretends to be a legitimate business and cheats the user. Instead of being directed by e-mail to a website, an e-mail message asks the user to make a telephone call. Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is used for vishing because caller IDs can be spoofed, and the entire operation can be brought up and taken down in a short time, compared to a real telephone line.