Phishing and spoofed emails, where a malicious sender poses as a close contact or on behalf of one, are quite common these days. Another scam, that has even reached our employees, is phishing or spoofed phone calls.
Malicious callers are deliberately falsifying the information transmitted to your Caller ID which disguises their identity. The number that displays on your Caller ID may look as though it’s coming from a government agency, business, or even someone in your contacts list in an attempt to trick you into answering the call and disclosing valuable information they can use.
As a reminder, always be vigilant. If you answer a phone call that appears legitimate, but the caller urgently requests a money transfer or that you purchase gift cards, it’s likely a scam! You should reach out to the company or individual directly, at their known telephone number or email address, to verify the request.
Stay safe in technology,