For almost a week now our two helpdesks have been bombarded with calls by people with heavy accents using phony names like Jack Smith and Mike Rogers saying they are from different medical groups, hospitals, or banks asking for various employees. The thing is that they have a list of employee names and some titles, my guess is they got them off LinkedIn, and are simply asking to speak with them. When you ask who they are and where they are calling from they then ask for more information, usually does this person work there? what department is this person in? what department am i calling? etc.. I assume they are wanting to know if these people work here and will then sell it all on the black market. Is this a common phishing tactic? They come in on different numbers which i bet are spoofed, is there any way to stop these calls?
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