Here at Caliber, keeping your information safe is of the utmost importance to us. Unfortunately, there are fraudulent, pandemic related schemes designed to taking advantage during these trying times.
Phishing is a cybercrime practice where potential victims are contacted via email (also text messages and even phone calls) under the false pretense of a legitimate company to lure individuals into providing sensitive data like passwords, credit card/ banking information, and other pertinent personal information.
The following are tips to help you avoid those and other security breaches.
What You Can Do to Protect Yourself:
- Attachments: Do not open attachments from unknown senders. In the event the sender is known, don’t open attachments if you are not expecting one.
- Suspicious Links: Do not click on any links received from unknown people on social networking sites or via e-mail.
- Password Protection: Do not share your password with anyone.
- Known Companies: The email may appear to be from a company you know and may do business with. They may even include a logo and use your name. When in doubt, you can always contact the company directly using a phone number or website you know is real, not any contact information or links within the email.
- Phishing Scams from Known Email Accounts: Sometimes phishers will use a compromised email account to send out phishing emails – ensure it makes sense before taking any requested actions.
- Verify Website Addresses: Always double-check to ensure a website is genuine before entering any of your credentials or confidential information. If in doubt, hover over the link within the message to verify the true website address.