How do you spot a scam in progress and prevent your business from being breached?
According to CERT’s latest quarterly fraud report, scams and fraud are on the rise in New Zealand with 666 incidents reported in the last quarter, up 236% on the previous reporting period.
With fraudulent activity on the rise, how do you spot a scam in progress and prevent your business from being breached?
Scams usually start when someone makes unexpected contact with you or someone in your business. This could be in person or by phone, letter or email.
Generally speaking, they are after three things:
In exchange for this information, they may:
Red flags you should be looking for include:
If you think you’ve been scammed:
It’s much easier to call up your bank, service provider or IT provider direct to see whether they’ve been trying to contact you; AND no bank should ever request your password over the phone or via email.