Video: WYFF - Buyer Beware - Pretexting

WYFFI did another Buyer Beware segment with Tim Waller last week. We talked about Pretexting. I had just done a diatribe on this issue at the GSATC meeting earlier in the day. If someone thinks this is legal, then we have to, as fellow citizens figure out how to disabuse them of that notion, even if it means writing a law. Pretexting is consumer fraud. People pretend to be you in order to get access to your private data. It is shameful that credit card companies, law enforcement agencies, and even employers are invading people's privacy just because they don't think there is a a law specifically making it illegal.

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About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.