KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Look Out for Fake Phishing Websites
Be extra cautious! The bad guys are using foreign characters to create phishing websites that spoof popular brands (Example: micròsoft.com instead of microsoft.com). Then, they use these websites to trick you into providing your personal information.
The latest phishing website scam is a contest for you to win “free tickets” from well-known airlines. They ask you a series of seemingly innocent questions and then tell you to share the free offer with 15 of your contacts before being directed to the URL where you can access the free tickets.
Don’t fall for this – there are no free tickets! Instead, you’re sending the bad guys your personal information and a list of more people to scam. Always check a website for any signs that it may not be legitimate, or type in the company’s web address yourself.
Let’s stay safe out there!
Stop, Look, and Think. Don’t be fooled.
The KnowBe4 Security Team