Phishing, vishing, smishing, spear phishing, and whaling, among others, are all forms of social engineering, ways for criminals to exploit your trust, fears, and mistakes to steal your money or confidential information to commit crimes. Last year, Americans lost over $5.6 billion dollars – and that’s only what was reported.
Charlotte says she never thought she would be the victim of a scam -- but it happened to her. Hear how she says a seemingly innocent phone call from someone claiming to be a manager at her bank ended with her losing $40,000. And, cybersecurity expert and founder of James McGibney talks about red flags and shares the recommendation he gives people.
On Wednesday’s episode Dr. Phil, “Social Engineering: New Ways You’re Being Scammed,” Dr. Phil’s guests, who say they are victims of scams, share their stories. Check local listings to see where you can watch.

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