Dressing up for Halloween can be fun. But in social engineering, criminals pretend to be something they’re not to steal your money or information. Learn how to spot the scams so you don’t get tricked.
Phishing uses email or malicious websites to solicit personal information by impersonating someone you trust. A criminal might pose as a well-known brand like Amazon or Netflix, or someone you work with. They often take advantage of current events. Did you get any emails this month about fabulous Halloween deals or hard-to-find costumes? That could be a social engineering scam – watch out!