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Email Phishing time sensitive scam

Email Phishing scams are nothing new but sadly they are still an effective method for the cyber criminals to deliver their payload and just as many are still falling for thie nasty tricks by clicking on the links and passing on confidential compromising data.

Lately we have been noticing a new trend appearing in some of these emails. Our video above goes into more detail on how they are so effective and the tricks they play on you to make you click. 

If you’re under pressure to take urgent action – stop and think

I hate to say it, but cyber criminals are smart people. With the latest phishing scam, they’re using a psychological trick to force you and your team into making a mistake.

Imagine getting an email that warns of a suspicious attempted login to one of your accounts.

It asks you to click a link and verify your login details.

You click – and a one hour countdown timer appears.

It says if you don’t take action by the deadline, your account will be deleted.

At this point, lots of people would feel stressed and instantly do what’s been asked.

The reality is if you miss the deadline… nothing will happen. This is a phishing scam.

They want you to enter your real login details on a fake login page. That’s how they steal your password.

By adding the timer, the criminals create urgency and demand immediate attention.

If you face anything like this, stop and think. Would a real service provider really apply that kind of pressure and penalty?

Share this video with your whole team right now. And if anyone ever clicks a link they’re not sure about, ask us how to keep your business safe.

If you would like your business to become more cyber security aware give us a call and we can tailor a solution to suit your company. 

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