I recently got a call at work from a trade publication that I receive a free subscription to.
The caller said they were re-enrolling me, but needed to know my place of birth. I smelled a rat and hung up. (No, I didn’t think to trace the call – I was in the middle of a meeting).
I strongly suspect this was an identity thief, trying to fill out their information – I can’t imagine why the publication would solicit such data.
Operating under this assumption:
What are some tell-tale things I should keep a look out for?
Are there any preventative measures I should be taking?