So what are some of the most recent digital scam trends so that you don’t get caught up in them?
A new phishing scam emerged just in time for Amazon Prime Day a few months ago but is still targeting Amazon users. Hackers create a realistic Amazon login page so that when you enter your username and password, they’re able to use that information to log into your account.
McAfee Labs noted that as of July 2019, they’d seen more than 200 pages that utilized the phishing kit to create phony login screens.
Business email compromise, or BEC scams, have been on the rise. That’s because this type of scheme requires little technical knowledge. Essentially, scammers use fake documents or “social engineering” to trick employees of a company to transfer funds to the scammer.
No company is too big or too well-known to fall prey to these schemes. In fact, Google and Facebook have even transferred money to these types of scammers. The FBI found that since 2013, BEC scams have cost enterprises $12.5 billion.
Social Media Scams
Some hackers use social media to target their victims. Some will hack influencer’s accounts to ask followers for money, or to have them click on a link that is, in fact, a phishing scam.
Another social media scam includes online quizzes. Be extra careful before taking them, or allowing that app promoting it access to your account, as some are set up purely to access your personal information.