Email Scam Alert - Stay Informed and Protected
We've noticed a surge in the occurrence of the following email scams: Subject Line: Re: Scan for Archival Purposes >These emails often create an atmosphere of urgency, compelling you to take swift action without adequate verification.
Callback Phishing Scam
Beware of Facebook scam
There are two types of phishing emails impersonating as Facebook that are making the rounds:
1. A (fake) notification targeting business page owners stating that one of the users' ads was reported because it does not comply with Meta's advertising policies.
Another Way to Phish
You might get an email that is blank or short and neutral and you have no idea why you got it. There are no attachments or link so it seems innocent enough. It might not be so innocent and here is why:
The spammers are checking for opens to see if it is a live email address first. Then, if they catch that you opened the email, you go into a different bucket on their spamming program
Latest Email Threat
Not all email spammers are asking you to click a link or open a PDF. It is asking you to call them. Here is how it goes ...
A legitimate looking email from a reputable company e.g. Apple and
Norton. This email thanks you for your purchase/subscription/auto
renewal etc. And then asks you to please call us if you want to cancel
or change your order. If you call, you will be connected to a scammer.
Email Threats > 3 types to watch out for
Malicious Email: Contain attachments or links that are disguised as documents, voicemails, e-faxes or PDFs, malicious email attachments are designed to launch an attack on the victim's computer when the attachment is opened. E.g.
New Voice Mail- These emails say that you have a new voicemail and there is a link to click on to listen. If you do not typically get your voicemails by email you will know it is a scam. And if you do get your voicemails by email but one comes with a different format it is most likely malicious.
Social Media PSA
As you may be aware, some social media posts ask questions such as: Who was your first grade teacher? Who was your childhood best friend? What was your first car? Etc. These are the same kind of questions that are asked as security questions when setting up your bank accounts and credit card accounts. Does this seem to you there could be malicious intent behind these? Indeed there is.
Hackers are setting these questions up as a get to know each other
better game. If you answer these questions you might be giving out
answers to security questions that you might be using without realizing
Password DOs and DON'Ts
DON'T : Use information easily obtained about you in your PW. This includes birthdates, license plate numbers, telephone numbers, your street name, etc.
DO: Make your password consist of a combination of lowercase, uppercase, numbers and special characters.
Contain attachments or links that are disguised as documents, voicemails, e-faxes or PDFs, malicious email attachments are designed to launch an attack on the victim's computer when the attachment is opened. As example:
New Voice Mail: These emails say that you have a new voicemail and there is a link to click on to listen. If you don’t typically get your voicemails by email you will know it is a scam. And if you do get your voicemails by email but one comes with a different format it is most likely malicious.