Email scams have been around for a long time. The “Nigerian Prince” email is one of the first example of a phishing attack. These types of emails were easy enough to identify as phishing scams, but over the past few years it’s become more and more difficult to distinguish attacks from legitimate emails.
Nowadays criminals are looking to gather your private data, so they can empty your bank accounts, gather credit card numbers, medical data, and other confidential information stored in your business. They’ve also been known to search for embarrassing information and use blackmail to extort money from their victims.
These attacks have grown in complexity – and make no mistake – these people are smart. They will do research and learn enough about you to make their request seem as legitimate as possible. Thankfully there are ways to protect yourself, and the more you know about these ploys and scams, the less chance you have of becoming another statistic. That’s why Ted Shafran, the President of Connectability, recently held a webinar that outlines some simple things you can do to avoid becoming the victim of phishing attacks.
Watch the video below to learn more: