Beware of the Irresistible Offer Phishing Scam

Phishing schemes abound, but many use some form of the irresistible offer.  In this type of phishing, this dream of getting rich quick is exploited by informing you of your good fortune and how to make the dream come true.

Take, for example, an email from Williams and Williams Probate division saying you’ve inherited $1 million from your distant relative in the UK.  Elated and overtaken with joy at your good fortune, you are asked to provide bank and other personal information so that the money can be wired to your account.  As you wait for the money to arrive the attackers drain your account instead.

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Eric Vanderburg

Eric Vanderburg is an author, thought leader, and consultant. He serves as the Vice President of Cybersecurity at TCDI and Vice Chairman of the board at TechMin. He is best known for his insight on cybersecurity, privacy, data protection, and storage. Eric is a continual learner who has earned over 40 technology and security certifications. He has a strong desire to share technology insights with the community. Eric is the author of several books and he frequently writes articles for magazines, journals, and other publications.

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