Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The 'Fat Finger Scam'

A new scam targets you when you need help with customer service. You think you're reaching out to customer support for help with a product. You dial what you think is the correct number, but it turns out if you are off by even one digit, you could be directed to a scammer instead. A common mistyping of Office 365's Website is a phishing scam
You're met with an automated message telling you that you've won a free gift card. From there, you'll talk to a "representative," who is the scammer.

The person on the other end of the phone line will start asking you about your personal information, address, phone and credit card numbers. The scam is so tricky even pros have been fooled.