10/27/2021

2.     VishingVishing is like phishing but uses voice instead of email. For example, you get a frightening phone call from someone claiming you owe back taxes to the IRS. They threaten consequences if you don’t pay right away. Do not fall for it, even if the caller ID is a Washington D.C. number and the person on the phone knows part of your social security number. Caller IDs can be faked, and the real IRS won’t ask for a card payment or wire transfer over the phone.​3.     SmishingSmishing is a form of social engineering that exploits SMS, or text messages. They can be effective because a message on your phone seems more personal than email. In one of the latest smishing scams, people get a text message prompting them to update their COVID-19 vaccination status. Clicking on the link sends them to a fake website asking for sensitive information like their social security number and copy of their driver’s license. If you get a text like this, don’t respond!4.     TailgatingA bad actor may try to follow you into your office by dressing up as a delivery or repair person, or someone coming in for a meeting. This actually happened in our office not too long ago – we found the individual rifling through a laptop bag in an empty room. Yikes! Keep an eye on anyone coming into the office and don’t hesitate to ask for ID rather than letting a fraudster walk through the door.5.      Quid Pro QuoThe phrase “quid pro quo” in Latin means “something for…

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