An account takeover attack is a form of identity theft in which a cybercriminal takes over someone else’s online account. Cybercriminals steal a victim’s login credentials without them knowing through methods such as brute force attacks and phishing. Once the cybercriminal gains access to a victim’s account, they change the login credentials to prevent the victim from logging back in.
Phishing emails have traditionally been easy to spot by looking for signs such as misspelled words and unsolicited links and attachments. Although phishing emails are not a new occurrence, they have become a part of our daily lives. With the advancement of technology, however, the cybercriminals behind these phishing emails now have developed new ways to scam their victims. Regardless of these advancements, there are still ways to protect yourself from phishing emails.
You can check if your personal information has been compromised by using a dark web monitoring tool. A dark web monitoring tool continuously scans the dark web for specific personal information, such as your login credentials, so you can know exactly what information about you or your accounts has been compromised. Knowing if your data is compromised is important because it can help prevent any damage that a cybercriminal can cause.
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You can identify a scammer by spotting red flags such as sudden requests for your personal information, grammatical and spelling errors in emails, offers that seem too good to be true, along with other signs. Read on to learn about the red flags that can help you identify scammers and what you can do if you’ve fallen for a scam.
To stay safe from Zelle scams, you should only send Zelle payments to people you know, be wary of urgent payment requests, use a different app to send and receive payments from strangers, use strong passwords and enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) on your banking accounts. Continue reading to learn about common Zelle scams and how to avoid falling victim to them.