Scammers are smart and phishing scams are just one way they get their hands on personal information.
You wouldn’t give your bank details to a stranger on the street, so surely you wouldn’t hand over sensitive information to someone on the internet – right?
The reality is scams happen every day that trick people into doing just this.
The problem here is that some scams seem so real, or make us panic into sharing private information, that we don’t realise a mistake has been made until it’s too late.
So, when it comes to phishing scams – those carried out over email – what are the signs to look out for to protect yourself and your business?
Although we use a phishing example here, the same principles apply to smishing scams (those that happen over text messages), so watch out for these tell-tale signs in texts too. It’s also important to know that smishing scams tend to come from real mobile numbers that, at a first glance, seem to be authentic. If in doubt, always reach out to the business through official support channels to check.
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Everyone’s susceptible to scams and they’re around every corner, with 41% of European SMEs in 2020 experiencing a phishing attack.
Since scams and scammers are becoming smarter, there are so many opportunities to accidentally compromise confidential information. So, if you want to protect your business, you and your team need to know how to spot the signs of a scam.
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