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Avoiding Scams Starts with Awareness

Avoiding Scams Starts with Awareness

The world is full of people who would try to take advantage of your organization and its employees—or, in less gratifying words, scammers. They will do everything they can to try to fool your company and make a quick buck doing so. How can you make sure that the countless messages and phone calls you receive on a daily basis aren’t crooks trying to scam you out of house and home? It all starts with a little awareness.

If you are reading this blog, it’s because you want to know how you can avoid being scammed while going about your day-to-day business. Here are three tips we can offer to help you identify scammers and handle them accordingly.

Trust No One

Scammers will often try to pose as someone you know, be it a business you recognize or one that you associate with on a daily basis. There have been reports of some scammers even impersonating people within your own organization; sometimes scammers might take on the persona of someone on the executive level to convince others to wire transfer funds or to convince them to do something shady. Avoiding these scammers starts with taking a critical look at who is sending the message, and from where. If something seems a little suspicious, cross-reference the contact with what you have on file or have a conversation with the person who supposedly sent the message face-to-face.

It’s Too Good (or Bad) to Be True

Scammers often use prizes or problems to lure unsuspecting victims into giving up sensitive information. These are pretty easy to identify, as they might claim you have entered a contest that you have no recollection of entering, or they might suggest issues with an order you don’t recall placing.

You Must Act Immediately

Scammers often urge you to take immediate action, whether it’s something that is good or bad that must be addressed. There might even be an unreasonable amount of rush to perform a certain action, like resetting a password, paying a bill, or otherwise, sometimes with the threat of law enforcement or government agencies getting involved. Regardless, something of this magnitude should always be approached with a grain of salt.

If any of the above conditions are met, then you might be looking at a scammer. We urge you to use caution when dealing with any of the above situations, and when all else fails, rely on the word of professionals like Datalyst. We can tell you if the emails you receive are authentic or if there is a severe security flaw on your network. To learn more about how we can help your business, reach out to us at (774) 213-9701 and let our expertise speak for itself.

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