SOCIALLY ENGINEERED SCAMS

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SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Avoid Microsoft® Tech Support Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Avoid Microsoft® Tech Support Scams Protect Yourself From Tech Support Scams Courtesy of Microsoft® Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers use scare tactics to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services that supposedly fix the contrived device, platform, or software problems. How Tech Support Scams Work Scammers may call you directly on your phone and pretend to be representatives of a software company. They might even spoof the [...]

SCARS|RSN Guide: Socially Engineered / Social Engineering Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Socially Engineered / Social Engineering Scams You Have Probably Heard That Term "Social Engineering' Before, But What Is It?   Social Engineering Is ... Social engineering, in the context of information security, refers to psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. It is a type of confidence trick (scam) for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or system access, it differs from a traditional "con" in that [...]