Today’s cyber-scammers are using your own good traits against you!
The latest email threats will involve using your good habits to get you to lower your guard and click on links that can hack your computer or smartphone and/or deliver malware!
- Hard Worker Email scammers now launch most of their phishy emails early in the day when you are likely to be hard at work and distracted as you try to keep your inbox updated. Experts say, slow down and don’t fall for subject lines like: “Final Reminder,” “Immediate Action Required” or “Open Immediately.”
- Inquisitive Your quest for more knowledge or self-Improvement can be used against you. Beware of emails promising you free iPhones, trips, etc. for “taking a short survey.”
- Good-Natured Perhaps the most insidious of all scams, these thieves monitor your social media accounts and then send you emails specifically targeted to subjects in which you have shown an interest. Be careful what personal information you share via social media and don’t accept invitations from strangers to become online friends.