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nwrickert
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Re: [Phish] Telephone phishing thread

1. They knew I had a Visa ATM (which only the bank and Google know)

They probably don't know that. It is more likely that they try this on many people, and some will have Visa and might fall for the scam.

2. They knew my cell number

Or maybe they are just calling a range of numbers. You did say that the voice was automated, so the whole scam is probably automated.
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said by nwrickert:

1. They knew I had a Visa ATM (which only the bank and Google know)

They probably don't know that. It is more likely that they try this on many people, and some will have Visa and might fall for the scam.

Agreed
It's a hit or miss proposition for the visher, nothing to worry about.
said by nwrickert:

2. They knew my cell number

Or maybe they are just calling a range of numbers. You did say that the voice was automated, so the whole scam is probably automated.

Your number would be in this format along with hundred's of 1000's of other numbers. It's not personal to you at all.
x143090000
x143090001
x143090002
x143090003
x143090004
x143090005
x143090006
x143090007
x143090008
x143090009
x143090010
x143090011
x143090012
x143090013
x143090014
x143090015
x143090016
x143090017
x143090018
x143090019
x143090020
x143090021
x143090022
x143090023
x143090024
x143090025
x143090026
x143090027
x143090028
x143090029
x143090030
x143090031
x143090032
x143090033
x143090034
x143090035
x143090036
x143090037
x143090038
x143090039
x143090040
x143090041
x143090042
x143090043
x143090044
x143090045
x143090046
x143090047
x143090048
x143090049
x143090050
x143090051
x143090052
x143090053
x143090054
etc...
The image is from an SMS vish but it works the same for an automated voice vish.
Note the speed of the dialer, vishing is coming of age.