6 Quick Ways to Spot a Scam
The faster you spot a scam, the safer you and your employees will be. In honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, share these signs of a fraudulent transaction
- The requester sends you a check while asking for a portion of the payment to be returned. If the payment is valid, the check can be re-issued for the correct amount.
- As part of a job or interview, you are asked to process a transaction and send a portion of the proceeds to the requester. Legitimate job interviews or promotions will not require you to provide bank card numbers, personal identification numbers, or online banking credentials.
- The person asking for you to take action communicates a high sense of urgency to complete the transaction quickly. Don’t be bullied into taking action under someone else’s timeframe.
- When you are threatened with surprise legal or police action if you don’t act, the call or email is most likely part of a scam to intimidate you into taking action.
- If a friend or family member requests financial assistance, contact that person at a previously known number to confirm the request. If you can’t contact the caller with a number you know, don’t send the money.
- When the offer seems too good to be true, it probably is. While it would be great to have a long lost relative who is king of a remote country leave you several million dollars as an inheritance, it’s not realistic and will end up costing you money in the long run.
Make National Cybersecurity Awareness Month a priority at your organization. Contact Ladlas Prince for a thorough cybersecurity review to ensure your employees, data and assets are secure.