Most of us will have come across the age old problem, what do you get the person who has everything? For most of us, the solution lies in giving gift cards- the perfect solution for that difficult relative or friend. A gift card enables them to choose their own gift or a ticket means they can attend an event, a nice change from the usual socks and perfume!
However, gift cards are being exploited and used as a method of targeting online shoppers.
Fake websites are being created and gift cards (which are untraceable) are being requested as a method of payment. Once the gift card information is sent, the money is lost and no goods are received by the consumer.
“It’s essentially mailing them an envelope full of money,” (David Newman, The Federal Trade Commission during an interview with CBS Boston).
To keep yourself safe online there are a number of tips you should follow:
Always question a deal that seems too good to be true, fraudsters know we all love a bargain! If in doubt, don’t give out your details.
As the festive season approaches, organisations must ensure that staff remain vigilant of phishing attacks. Join us for our seasonal webinar: 'Jingle Bells, Phishing Smells, Hackers Go Away' on the 18th December, 3PM to learn about the best practice approaches to getting employees to participate in protecting your brand.
During this 15 minute webinar, Robert O'Brien, CEO of MetaCompliance will discuss:
•The seasonal phishing scams your employees need to be wary of
•The 5 key aspects of a Cyber Security Awareness program
•How Cyber Security is not about indulging in wishful thinking
Register now: https://go.metacompliance.com/webinar/phishingsmells