Main types of cyber fraud and how to prevent them
- Crypto Investement Scam
Scammers create fake cryptocurrency trading platforms or fake versions of official crypto wallets to deceive investors. These fake websites usually have similar, but slightly different domain names than the websites they are trying to imitate. Similarly, it happens that investment scammers claim that they can provide investors with high returns quickly and easily. But these crypto "investments" disappear directly into the scammer's wallet.
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.
Scammers pretend to be one of your clients/suppliers and trick you into paying future invoices into a different bank account.
- Phishing / Smishing / Vishing
Scammers call you, send you a text message or an email to trick you into sharing your personal, financial, or security information.
Vishing, Smishing & Phishing
- 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.
Spoofed Bank Websites
- 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.
Investment Scam & Online Shopping