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3/25/20 - Working From Home? Don’t Fall for This “Phony” Call

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3/25/20 – Working From Home? Don’t Fall for This “Phony” Call

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused a massive shift in the number of employees who are working remotely. From a cybercriminal’s perspective, this is a perfect opportunity for their social engineering scams.

One scam involves cybercriminals calling you and posing as support personnel from the companies or services that your organization may be using to allow you to work remotely. Typically, the caller will try to gain your trust by stating your job title, email address, and any other information that they may have found online (or on your LinkedIn profile). Then, the caller claims that they will send you an email that includes a link that you need to click for important information. Don’t fall for this scam!

Remember the following to help protect yourself from these types of scams: