Even as “tech-savvy” as I consider myself to be, there have been a couple of times I have had to pause and do a bit of research on an offer or links that could have had tragic results if I had responded or clicked through the link.
Unfortunately, for all the good there is to be had on the Internet, there are just as many or more, scams that could result in an epic disaster for you or your business.
Online orders or invoices. You receive an email confirming that your order for a common office supply product has shipped, or a notification from UPS about a pending product delivery. The attached "invoice" is typically a zip file. Click on the zip file, and your computer network gets infected.
How to beat the scam: Phony invoices are sometimes sent for products never ordered. Notifications of real orders never arrive by zip file. Establish purchasing controls at your company that include a list of approved vendors and a check against real purchase orders before paying anything.
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