KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Think Before You Shop!
The bad guys are taking advantage of mobile shoppers this holiday season! By using mobile apps, they can trick you into giving your personal information or installing malware onto your smartphone. This can give them access to your credit card information or lock your smartphone with ransomware, forcing you to pay a fee to unlock it. To stay safe this year, never download apps from offers that sound too good to be true, never download from unofficial app stores, and do your research. Make sure to check for any fake reviews, the number of downloads the app has, spelling errors, or strange logos. When in doubt, only use retailers you trust through their official sites or apps.
Stop, Look, and Think. Don’t be fooled.
The KnowBe4 Security Team