As part of the European Cyber Security Month (ECSM) 2018, Europol, the European Banking Federation (EBF) and their partners from the public and private sectors launched a joint awareness campaign on cyber scams in October. The Liechtenstein Bankers Association (LBA) also participated in this campaign to raise awareness among citizens.
For this campaign, awareness material was made available especially on social media. Together with its member banks, the LBA also published awareness material and several articles in the regional media.
In a simple way, the awareness material presents the seven most common cyber scam attacks. Tips are provided on how to better protect personal, financial, and professional data online:
- CEO fraud
Scammers pretend to be your CEO or senior representative in the organisation and trick you into paying a fake invoice or making an unauthorised transfer out of the business account.
- Invoice fraud
Scammers pretend to be one of your clients/suppliers and trick you into paying future invoices into a different bank account.
Scammers call you, send you a text message or an email to trick you into sharing your personal, financial, or security information.
- Spoofed bank website fraud
Scammers use phishing emails purporting to be from a legitimate bank with a link to the spoofed website. Once you click on the link, various methods are used to collect your financial and personal information. The site will look like its legitimate counterpart, with small differences.
- Romance scam
Scammers pretend to be interested in a romantic relationship. It commonly takes place on online dating websites, but scammers often use social media or email to make contact.
- Personal data theft
Scammers harvest your personal information via social media channels.
- Investment and online shopping scams
Scammers make you think they are offering a smart investment, or they present you with a great fake online offer
Learn more and get tips on how to protect yourself from cyber scams and what you can do if you are a victim of a cyber scam:
Wednesday, 17 October 2018: CEO Fraud
Thursday, 18 October 2018: Invoice Fraud
Friday, 19 October 2018: Vishing, Smishing & Phishing
Saturday, 20 October 2018: Spoofed Bank Websites
Sunday, 21 October 2018: Romance Scam
Monday, 22 October 2018: Personal Data Theft via Social Media
Tuesday, 23 October 2018: Investment Scams & Online Shopping