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Pretexting

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act also makes “pretexting” illegal. Pretexting is the term for the fraudulent obtaining of consumers' personal financial information by the use of false pretenses. Pretexting comes in many variations, such as someone pretending to be taking a survey or pretending through a website to be a financial institution with which you do business requesting confirmation of personal financial information, which when provided starts you on the road to identity theft.


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