During the COVID-19 pandemic there have been quite a few different types of scams. At first, most of the scams centered around economic relief money that was doled out to people to help prop up the fledgling economy. More recently however, scammers have focused on vaccines. Today, we will take a closer look at some of these scams, as they are growing in sophistication.
Everytime something terrible happens, hackers are there to try and take advantage of the desperation people have. It is one of the saddest, most sickening truths that takes place in our digital society. As the pandemic stretches on, more and more scams have been reported that cover all types of parts of people’s lives. They include:
Well, that’s not a simple answer, but there are plenty of things you should be doing to keep your private information out of other people’s hands. Firstly, you will always want to verify the identity of anyone that asks you for anything online. This means anyone. It can be your boss, your partner, your parents, anyone. These days scammers will do anything to get a hold of a little piece of you to take a lot from you. Verify, verify, verify.
Everyone that has an online life should understand the potential pitfalls that are out there. This perspective, along with adhering to best practices can go a long way toward keeping your personal information out of the hands of scammers.
If you would like some help coming up with a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy for your company that includes thorough training and testing, call the IT professionals at KT Connections today at 888-891-4201.
Rodd Ahrenstorff is the Director of Business Operations for KT Connections, as well as a member of the company’s ownership team starting in 2014. Rodd has been working in the computer and telecommunication fields for over twenty years—a term during which he has held a number of leadership positions. In the past, he has served as a broadcast television engineer, an systems architect, and most recently Director of Information Technology, including a role as a HIPAA Security Officer for behavioral health and multi-specialty medical providers.