Criminals are finding new ways around the “Two-Factor Authentication”

The user sets up his or her credit card or bank account using a live “one time” code sent by the financial institution.

If the hacker has gotten hold of your financial information – they typically call you, claiming to be with your financial institution and warns you about a problem with your account.

The caller then tells you they are either e-mailing or texting you – your one time code.  They ask you to read it to them for verification.

Now the hacker has access to your account.

Never, Never, Never give your one-time code to anyone.  No legitimate financial institution will ask you for that. Hang up on the person and contact your institution and report the con to their fraud department.

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