Over the past few weeks we have seen an increased number of phishing scams being attempted. Some of them are trying to get money wired while others are trying to obtain personal data by requesting tax information. Unfortunately, there is no computer program that can prevent scams like these from being attempted. A few things to remember:
- Never enter credentials for any account based on a link you click from an email.
- Banks and valid websites will not request personal information, passwords or credentials through emails.
- Create internal company policies that money, human resource files and employee tax information will not be requested or shared by email.
- Always check the links in an email by hovering over the image or the link. If the link you see does not match the icon or link you believe it to be then do not click on it.
- If you have any reason to doubt an email or the legitimacy of a request pick up the phone and call the person or persons you believe are trying to communicate with you at a phone number you obtain independently of the email that may be the fraud.
The majority of attacks that are being perpetrated are not actual computer hardware or network hacks. The hacks are just scams designed to trick humans into giving up their personal information or credentials.
If you have questions or need assistance please contact us at (843) 410-0050.