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Weekly TEK Tip: A few signs that text could be a scam.

These text messages...

  • play with your emotions.
    You might get a message that says your bank data has been compromised. The goal is to make you react without thinking. Don’t react.
  • urge you to click on a link.
    This link may infect your device with malware or take you to a fake site that asks you to enter your personal info. Don’t click on it.
  • ask you to respond. Companies ask you to reply “STOP” to no longer receive texts. Cyber thieves will do the same so they can check if your number works to send more messages. Don’t respond.

These are a few ways to spot a phishing scam and we talked about smishingwhale phishingspear phishing, and CEO fraud attacks during other topics. Even though the tactics may be altered, they all try to trick you into giving up personal information or login credentials. To learn more, check out this article.

The way we work is changing, so we must be prepared for whatever happens next. Implementing these three steps will give you a starting point, but they aren’t the end point. Working with an experienced MSP to get the most out of your remote work approach is critical. Many businesses will not be returning to the traditional in-office model, so the more steps we take to secure our businesses and our remote teams, the better off we’ll all be.

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