Here's a Quick Way to Recognize Phishing Scams
We always encounter scams through text, email, and even in person and it's becoming a norm. We somehow knew how to handle it by reporting, ignoring or deleting it. But what will happen if you accidentally respond to a phishing email or text? They can steal your passwords, bank account numbers, or Social Security numbers. With this information, they can either use it to take over your accounts or steal your money and identity. Worst of all, they can sell it on the dark web and to other scammers.
How can we quickly recognize phishing scams? The best thing that we can do is to familiarize ourselves with their tricks and schemes. Be one step ahead of these scammers. Here are the Top Scams & Phishing Attempts of the Week spotted by our Trend Micro Check Team that we can use to quickly identify phishing scams.
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PayPal Phishing Texts
Sample text from fake PayPal scams circulating again:
- Your PaypaI’s account has been Iimited, because we have detected suspicious activity on your account. Recover your account immediateIy by cIick link bellow: <URL> PIease take action on your account within 48 hours to avoid permanent suspension.
Sample fake PayPal login page
LinkedIn Phishing Scam
Continue reading here for more scam samples.
Stay Safe from Scams All the Time
- Shop only on legitimate online stores. Do your homework and read reviews!
- Pay close attention to URLs — are they legitimate?
- Double-check the sender’s mobile number/email address.
- Free gifts and prizes are always a major red flag.
- Go to the official website/application instead of using links from unknown sources.
- Never click on links or attachments from unknown sources. Use Trend Micro Check to surf the web safely (it’s free!).
- Add an extra layer of protection to your devices with Trend Micro Maximum Security. Its Web Threat Protection, Ransomware Protection, Anti-phishing, and Anti-spam Protection can help you combat scams and cyberattacks. Click the button below to give it a try:
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