Three Clever Phishing Scams Coming Soon to Your Inbox
- Post by Janet Gehring
- February 21, 2020
Like a good thriller, phishing scams work best when they’re carefully crafted to exploit your fears. That’s why scams that threaten to lock your email, freeze your bank account or “expose” embarrassing videos are so effective.
Bad actors are always looking for new ways to trick us. Look out for these phishing scams coming soon to your inbox:
The worldwide spread of the new Coronavirus is being used by bad guys to scare people into clicking on links, opening malicious attachments, or giving out confidential information. Be careful with anything related to the Coronavirus. That includes emails, attachments, any social media, and texts on your phone. Look out for topics like:
There will be a number of phishing scams related to this, so be careful!
Credit card scams have been around for a long time, but this new one is particularly convincing.
Here’s how it works:
Don’t fall for this trick! If you submit your login details, your information is immediately sent to the scammers and your account and your identity will be at risk.
It’s tax season, so beware of IRS impersonation emails that demand immediate payment or detailed personal data.
A final note: do not reuse passwords. If you use the same password for multiple accounts and one gets hacked, they’re all at risk of being hacked.
Get your thrills at the movies and not at the office. Don’t hide behind the chainsaws – that never ends well. When you’re checking your email, take your time, be smart, and don’t click!