Understanding and Avoiding Cyber Threats
As technology continues to evolve and become a more integral part of our everyday lives, so does cyber threats and scams. The convenience of technology makes our daily lives easier and more time efficient, however it can also make it easier for hackers to obtain your information. It is important to continuously monitor your banking activity and identify suspicious or fraudulent transactions. Always be mindful that fraudulent websites exist and make sure you are on the correct website before providing any information. Fraudulent communications in the form of emails, phone calls, or texts have become a favorite way of scammers to obtain your personal information. When questioning authenticity, look for the following red flags.
A spoof or fraudulent website can have all the appearances of a legitimate site and may look identical to the website they are impersonating. This can make it hard to decipher between what is real and a fake. The following tips should be used whenever going to a website.
Besides the possibility of gaining access to your account, a fraudulent website can track every move you make on the site. They can also load the website with malicious links and downloadable attachments that may place malware on to your computer or mobile device.
Now that you know what to look for in a spoof website, here are security tips to ensure that you are protected.