New Texting Scam To Be Aware Of
The Better Business Bureau recently published an article warning people of a new scam where con artists pose as your CEO or other executives from your company. These days we’ve all gotten pretty comfortable communicating with our boss and coworkers through calls and texts, and this is why the scam is working so well!
How it works:
You receive a text from an unknown number claiming to be from your boss. The text message usually includes detailed and personal information that makes the message more believable. If you respond to the said text message, you are then prompted to perform a task. The task could involve buying gift cards, making a wire transfer, sharing confidential information, and so on.
It’s always smart to double-check with your boss no matter how believable the request may seem and never share personal or company data.
If you would like to check out The Better Business Bureau article which expands more on this new scam trend and explains ways of better protecting yourself it is linked below.