KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Watch out for W2 and Tax Fraud Phishing

The bad guys are starting their tax scams early this season! All employees should look out for urgent emails and phone calls supposedly coming from the IRS or tax-related companies in the next few months.

For all employees, if you receive a phone call from the IRS claiming you owe back taxes and must pay, don’t fall for it. This is a common scam that they try every year.

KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Extortion is Back Again!

Extortion scams are back and they are getting more and more dangerous. This time, the bad guys are sending out emails, claiming they have a video of you watching an inappropriate website and then prompting you to download that video and see it for yourself.

But if you do, your computer gets infected with ransomware!

Here are some things you can do to avoid becoming a victim of extortion:

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.

KnowBe4 Security Tips - Malvertising

Visit any website these days and it’s very likely that you will be viewing ads as well.  Sometimes these ads can be tempting, with many offering sales, promotions, or freebies to attract more clicks. Ads on certain websites can even be targeted specifically to you based on past browsing history, making you even more likely to click! 

Remember this: just because you are on a reputable, well-known website, it does not mean that the ads on the website are safe to click as well.

Shopping Safely Online

Why do online shoppers have to take special precautions?

The internet offers convenience not available from other shopping outlets. From the comfort of your home, you can search for items from multiple vendors, compare prices with a few mouse clicks, and make purchases without waiting in line. However, the internet is also convenient for attackers, giving them multiple ways to access the personal and financial information of unsuspecting shoppers.

KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Black Friday & Cyber Monday Alert

It may be the start of the Holiday Season but don’t think that means the bad guys are on vacation! Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the busiest online shopping days and the bad guys are out to get rich with your money. After all, ‘tis the season for scams and phishing.

So how do I stay safe this holiday season?

KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Cryptocurrency on Twitter

KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Cryptocurrency on Twitter

The bad guys are finding new ways to scam you on social media using your favorite celebrities. By using Twitter’s promoted tweet functionality, the bad guys are trying to trick you into thinking celebrities are “giving away” e-currency, such as bitcoin. The names of well-known celebrities will always show a blue checkmark next to their name on Twitter, so if you don’t see the verified mark next to their name, don’t click! Even if you do see the verified mark, don’t assume items posted on social media are safe or secure.

Scheduled maintenance to SFSB Website 11/8/2018

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