Saturday 6 July 2024

Beware Fake Skechers Ads: Protect Yourself from Phishing Scams

Phishing scams are circulating on Facebook disguised as ads for Skechers shoes. These ads lead to malicious websites designed to steal your personal information.

How to Report Phishing Scams:

How Scammers Target You:

Scammers use spear-phishing tactics, leveraging personal information from your online activity and social media profiles to craft believable scams. The more information you share online, the easier it is for scammers to target you.

Protect Yourself Online:

  • Use temporary email addresses for online registrations to minimise data leaks. Consider services like Temp Mail or Apple's Hide My Email (with iCloud subscription).
  • Check for data breaches at haveibeenpwned.com. Google users can check passwords.google.com/checkup for compromised login credentials.
  • Install antivirus software on your devices (laptops and desktops) to safeguard your data.
  • Keep social media profiles private and avoid oversharing personal details.
  • Be cautious of unsolicited messages, especially those offering unbelievable deals or requesting personal information. Don't click on links in suspicious messages.
  • Verify the legitimacy of messages directly with the company website (not through links). If unsure, contact the company using the information on their official website.

By following these tips, you can protect yourself from falling victim to phishing scams.

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