Online and phone scams to avoid
- 22nd April 2020
- Posted by: Mark Dodds
- Category: Security
Unfortunately, hackers have become very creative in the last few weeks. We’ve seen a massive surge in scams, all relating to what’s happening to us all. So we have compiled a list of some of the most recent scams dreamed up by hackers and phone fraudsters.
Some of the recent scams spotted by IT experts include:
- Investment “opportunities” that really are too good to be true
- Loan offers with an upfront fee… but the loan never materialises
- Clone emails that seem to come from reputable businesses, but don’t
- And, cyber criminals using people’s social media accounts to build up profiles of them, and help with hacking their email
We’ve been supporting our business clients against these kind of scams for weeks now. And we felt we should do something to help the wider community in Birmingham.