Laser Jet Printer Serial # Request

The Phish Bowl received an alert of a "vishing" attempt (voice phishing):

This morning at approximately 9:35 I received a phone call from a blocked number. A women's voice asked me to verify the serial number on the laser jet printer near me. I asked "What is this pertaining to?".  She hung up. 

The person reporting this incident recognized that something wasn't right and acted appropriately by not providing any information to an unknown caller then contacting the Phish Bowl.

This alert is a good reminder that phishing and its social engineering ploys can arrive not only in email but via phone, text or even a knock on the door. Remember: If it smells "phishy", it probably is.

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