Have you noticed an increase in email and telephone scams? We have seen a spike in subscriber complaints about telephone callers and emails with people phishing for information. This may be due to increased activity in the hacker community or even be the aftermath of any one of the big data breaches that have occurred.
If you receive an unexpected call or email asking for any amount of information, be on high alert. We have seen reports of fraudulent calls about banks needing to verify credit card digits, individuals trying to gain access to computers remotely to conduct fraud, thieves trying to get home or car information for fake insurance quotes, and more.
If you have any questions about a call or email that is suspicious, do not provide ANY information. Call the phone number listed on your bank statement or use the email address listed on their official website to verify you are working with the correct company. If you do accidentally provide information to a potential scammer, be sure to take proper precautions to protect your identity. Enroll in InfoArmor’s PrivacyArmor at www.myprivacyarmor.com.