Voice phishing swindlers are targeting South Korean phone users with a new trick: the new address system that will go into effect in January next year.
Under the address system change, customers of bank and other services are being required to update their addresses.
Professionals engaged in voice phishing -- usually pretending to be officials from commercial banks -- are now asking unsuspecting users to type in personal information including resident numbers and passwords to update their data for the new address system.
To complicate the situation, Korea Exchange Bank has actually been calling their customers to confirm the address change since Nov. 22, which requires a resident registration number.
Experts warned that banking service users should be aware of the new tricks used by scammers.
By Sung Jin-woo, Intern reporter