Hey, it’s Adam with your latest tech update.
Cyber criminals are clever and use a range of methods to force you and your team into making a mistake.
With the latest phishing scam, they’re using a psychological trick.
Imagine getting an email that warns of a suspicious attempt to login to one of your accounts.
It asks you to click a link and verify your login details.
You click – and a countdown timer appears.
It says if you don’t take any action by the deadline, your account will be deleted.
At this point, lots of people would feel stressed and instantly do what they have been asked.
The reality is if you miss this deadline…well, nothing is going to happen. This is what’s called a phishing scam.
They want you to enter your real login details on a fake login web page. That’s how they steal your password.
By adding the timer, the criminals create urgency and demand, which brings your immediate attention.
If you face anything like this, PLEASE, stop and think. Would a real service provider really apply that kind of pressure and penalty to you?
I suggest you share this video with your whole team right now and anyone else you want to keep safe.
If you are still not sure if something is a scam then please give us a call and we can help keep you and your business safe.
That’s your tech update, more next week.