The popular Voice over IP calling software, Skype, has now been taken advantage of by peddlers who “vish” their victims. A variation of “smishing”, “vishing” is a sneakier variant that uses pre-recorded “robocalls” instead of SMS to contact victims. MSNBC reports on what to watch out for and how to avoid getting caught up in fake bank traps. Skype’s inexpensive services and pool of over 600 million users entices scammers. Skype can be used to call landlines and mobile phones, so wherever you are, fake banks may be out to get you. These money-hungry thieves are also smart, but can be easily avoided. The best advice is to always be skeptical of unsolicited messages that ask for your information. When you have any suspicions, tell the person on the other line that you are going to personally contact your own bank. Remember: Where there’s a scam, there’s a victim.