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Stay Safe: Impersonation scam

Updated: Nov 16, 2023


scammer impersonating credible companies
scammer impersonating credible companies

Did you know, according to CNA, at least S$1.9 million lost to police officer impersonation scams since January?


What is an Impersonation scam:

Impersonation scams is where someone appears as a respectable individual or organization in order to deceive victims and get access to their personal information.

These types of frauds instill anxiety and/or urgency, luring victims into disclosing sensitive information.


How scammers might trick you:

- alter their caller ID or email address

- label their SMS message with the name of a corporation.

- do not allow two-way communication


For example, you receive an email or message imitating a bank stating that there is a withdrawal of a big amount of money. It leads you to immediately click on the link attached to further lose any of your savings.


How to react in such a situation?

1) Do not panic and click on unverified links

2) Never give out personal information without first confirming the sender.

3) Always confirm that the message came from a reliable source

4) Be wary of requests for personal information


Additionally, you can also install Acronis’s advanced email security which blocks email

threats even before they reach your mailbox!

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cybersecurity

Other benefits of Acronis include:

- scan content across both inbound and outbound emails

-prevent APTs and zero-days

-having direct access to cyber analysts and email security experts


For IT support, contact us at 6262 0402 or email us at care@acebizservices.com



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