Phishing is nothing new in the world of the internet – scammers have constantly been seeking out people's personal and business information ever since the rise of internet usage in the 1990s. Their presence online is still common today, and even savvy internet users can find themselves caught in the crosshairs as a potential phishing target.
While the wealth of information online has grown, the same core tactic of a phishing scammer has never changed much over the past few decades – to trick a potential victim to hand over passwords, credit card numbers, and personal information to steal your identity to obtain funds from your bank or online accounts. Now with a digital landscape dominated by different social media accounts, applications, and login details, phishers have far much more to gain if they are successful in obtaining any information from you. Likewise, businesses have far much more to lose if they have their accounts or details taken from them.
Thankfully there are some ways to identify these potential threats to you and your business.
To keep up to date with the latest scams, The Latest Scam offers early alerts and advice against phishers, randsomware, and other ill-intent threats to you and your business online.
As always, keep vigilant!
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