cybersecurityMillions of people go Christmas shopping online. Fraudsters exploit the shopping season by sending scam emails and texts and that's why you should never forget to boost your cybersecurity. These scammers claim that they’re from a trustworthy company and they want to inform you that they were unable to deliver a package.

They also provide a link to a website where you will be asked to key in your bank card details so you can pay additional postage costs. If you don’t your item will be returned to sender. A few days later, you’ll get a call telling you that your bank account is compromised and you have to move the money to a secure account. What you don’t’ know is that the secure account their referring to is still under their control.

A lot of consumers have reported to have fallen victim to missed delivery parcel scams. Some messages even claim that address information provided is incomplete that’s why the parcel wasn’t delivered. They'll say that the need to get more details so they can try to redeliver the parcel. They will then offer collection from their warehouse and say that the arranged delivery isn’t for free.

 

 

Always remember that legitimate firms don’t ask for bank details through texts or emails. You should be careful of these kinds of scams. It’s best if you know how to spot fraudulent texts and email.

Never click on links form emails that come from people or entity you don’t know or not familiar with. It’s better if you type the website address directly into a web browser.

Cybercriminals are looking to cash in on people who are sending and expecting to receive gifts during the holidays. Consumers who are tricked into clicking on the infected links will later on get a call from the fraudster pretending to be from the fraud team of a bank and will try to convince the unsuspecting victim to move their cash to a new account or provide their passcodes.

Never do this whether it’s through text, call, or email. Take the time to think before you part with your money or information. Don’t click on links in a text message or email because it could be a scam. If you receive these kinds of emails or text, be sure to report to the authorities right away. You should also improve your email security.

Scammers are also exploiting the COVID vaccination program by saying that people are given the opportunity to get the shot much sooner. These are done via text or voice message through phone. In both cases, the victim is asked to reply by pressing 1 after they receive the call or by clicking on a link in the text message. They will then be asked to provide their financial details and personal information to book for the vaccination. Don’t be fooled. Always be careful.

 

Call SpartanTec, Inc. now and let us help you improve your company’s cybersecurity Florence SC strategies so you’ll be less at risk of falling victim to cyberattacks.

 

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