Buzzword “Pretexting,” what is it, why does it matter?

Pretexting is the practice of getting your personal information under false pretenses. Pretexters sell your information to people who may use it to get credit in your name, steal your assets, or to investigate or sue you. Pretexting is against the law.
– from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Add what you know about “Pretexting” to the Whats New Media Wiki and explore articles on the subject from C|Net, ZDNet, WIRED and from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

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