Lately, there is a steep rise in cyber scam cases, due to the rapid increase of online transactions. Cyber scammers are continuously looking for ways to gain money at the public’s expense. Individuals and organizations often fall victims of scammers, through various techniques used by the latter to collect the required information from the individuals themselves.
The following forms of escams are typical examples of how various crooks can easily play with the psychology and the perceptions of individuals in order to extract information:
- CEO Fraud
- Invoice Fraud
- Fraudulent telephone calls (vishing), fraudulent texts (smishing), fraudulent emails (phishing)
- Spoofed bank websites
- Fraudulent online dating (romance scam)
- Personal data theft via social media
- Investment scams
- Online shopping scams
You can find more online information on online scams and how to protect consumers at the following websites:
You can find detailed instructions on what you should do here.