Scammers are becoming increasingly more prevalent and sophisticated. They are wily, savvy, and keep up-to-date with technology developments and media platforms so they can find new and cunning ways to illicit funds from unsuspecting victims. And just as people become alert to one scam, you can bet another one follows closely behind.
You may think you have the best security systems, firewalls and anti-virus software in place, however most scams rely on people. The term 'social engineering' refers to scammers trying to deceive and manipulate people into letting their guard down - clicking a link, opening an attachment, or other similar actions which are often performed without a second thought. Sadly, scammers rely heavily on people being trusting, helpful and naive, so a certain level of cynicism works in your favour when it comes to online security.
Here are some tips on identifying a scam, and helpful tricks to keeping you and your business safe: