Even if you take steps to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of crime at work, such as installing a security system, installing CCTV, or installing strong locks on doors, criminals may be able to gain access to data with malicious intent without ever having to enter the building.
People are finding more and more ways to commit cybercrime and cause fraud, theft, and anxiety in those around them, thanks to the variety of technologies, software, and apps available.
Scam Phone Calls
On a daily basis, some businesses make a large number of inbound and outbound calls. Have you ever received a phone call from 01709357348 and wondered if it was a scam? The number could be from a phone or even a cellphone, and it’s not one you’re familiar with. The caller may have also withheld their phone number. There are several ways to determine whether a call is genuine, including looking up the official phone number for the company that claims to be calling, or hanging up and dialing the number you know to be correct.
Reporting scam phone calls can assist authorities in locating the perpetrators and preventing future incidents. As a result, if you’re ever in doubt, it’s best not to share any personal or business information over the phone.
Scammers don’t just operate over the phone. In the past, they may have sent you letters requesting money or financial information. They may now send emails to your company’s email account, posing as another company or even a client. These phishing emails frequently direct you to an illegitimate website, which you can deduce from the URL, and they frequently originate from unofficial email accounts, so it’s always a good idea to check the sender’s information. Phishing refers to the practice of luring people in with false offers or even threats, and such emails should be marked as junk and reported.
Your computer can pick up a variety of viruses by visiting web pages and downloading files from the internet or from email attachments. Malware refers to any software that is designed to harm your computer. This can include viruses like the Trojan horse, as well as adware, ransomware (which extorts money in exchange for the return of your services), and keyloggers (which track your keystrokes in order to steal personal or financial information). When it comes to running a business, these can be crippling, especially if sensitive customer data is also compromised.
Learning about the different types of cybercrime and how to spot them can help you protect yourself from these criminals. Reporting suspicious activity and implementing company training may also aid in the prevention of cybercrime within your company.