pretexting


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pretexting

Pretending to be someone else in order to obtain information, typically over the phone. See social engineering.
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First, it will examine the many Rules of Professional Conduct potentially implicated by pretexting.
In lieu of clear, uniform guidance by the ABA, some individual state bars have dealt with the permissibility of pretexting on a case-by-case basis or by proactively issuing a Bar Opinion or amending the Bar Rules.
Pretexting activities potentially violate the language of several Rules, regardless of whether the lawyer personally participates in the activities or merely oversees them.
The most commonly cited rule in the pretexting context is Rule 8.
Most significant to this situation is subsection (c) because pretexting necessarily involves various forms of deceit and misrepresentation.
A federal law already has been enacted that prohibits pretexting to gain telephone information, such as cell phone records.
Only 14 percent of participants stated that they had programs in place to address vendor practices around pretexting
Pretexting, the act of acquiring confidential information through fraudulent representation of one's identity, creates exposures on two sides; inbound, where companies fail to fully safeguard themselves against the pretexting tactics of others, and outbound, where they fail to effectively prevent the use of pretexting tactics by their employees and contractors.
According to panel participants, there are five core elements which will prevent pretexting exposure, both inbound and outbound.
The pretexting webcast and survey results can be accessed at: http://event.
The fines were based on the amount of money made by the companies from their pretexting activities.
These issues/events have made it clear that pretexting is not just an issue of the actions within an organization, but also extends to those of business partners in areas such as sales, collections and market intelligence.