🎣 Phishing scams 🎣
During lockdown, it is apparent that phishing scams are more frequent than usual.
There are a vast number of different ways and methods that a fraudster will try to encourage financial or identity details from victims of fraud.
Although each method may have a different text or reason, they usually come down to a usual requirement, this can be to make the victim "alarmed."
You may be given information which alarms you and takes you out of your comfort zone. Such as;
🔸️There has been a transaction on your card.
🔹️ Your security settings have been compromised.
🔸️ Your payment has been declined.
🔹️ Your password has been changed.
The next bit will generally ask you:
"If this wasn't you/if you didn't request this...CLICK HERE/CLICK THIS LINK/SIGN IN HERE"
The message will probably be a text message or an email.
Once you click it, your information is requested.
If you have contact from (or claiming to be from) an organisation you deal with (TV Licencing/Council/Energy supplier/Phone supplier/DVLA/HMRC to name a few) - contact the organisation through a phone number you already have for them. Check directly with them.
🔴 Do not follow links in emails even if it looks like a genuine company.
🚩 Do not respond to links on text messages, even if it looks like a genuine message.
🔵 Do contact the organisation via a trusted source.
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