Fraud – How They Steal Your ID ITV, 9pm

Macclesfield Express - - TVWEEK -

Crim­i­nals are in­creas­ingly procur­ing bank and credit card de­tails from on­line cus­tomers, which are then freely traded on the so­called ‘dark web’. How­ever, as this pro­gramme re­veals, to suc­ceed in do­ing this they must first get per­sonal with their tar­gets us­ing a com­bi­na­tion of data hacks, spam e-mail and mal­ware – of­ten cou­pled by pos­ing as in­quis­i­tive bank staff via tele­phone calls. With ref­er­ence to true-life oc­cur­rences, this pro­gramme out­lines the var­i­ous tech­niques used to swin­dle ac­count hold­ers of their cash.

Lee Chisholm

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