The Whistler and Pemberton RCMP would like to provide our communities with the following Fraud Prevention information
Whistler, Sea to Sky, Pemberton
2022-03-29 11:57 PDT
The Whistler and Pemberton RCMP would like to provide our communities with the following Fraud Prevention information on how to spot malicious email and phishing attempts:
- Phishing occurs when a scammer calls you, texts or emails you, or uses social media to trick you into clicking a malicious link, downloading malware, or sharing sensitive information. Phishing attempts are often generic mass messages, but the message appears to be legitimate and from a trusted source, such as from a bank or company you do business with.
- Spear phishing targets you specifically. The message may include personal details about you, such as your interests, recent online activities, or purchases.
- Whaling is another kind of personalized attempt that targets a big
phishsuch as a CEO, executive or user with a higher level of authority and access to more sensitive information.
How to spot phishing:
- You don’t recognize the sender’s name, email address, or phone number
- You might notice a lot of spelling and grammar errors
- The sender requests your personal or confidential information
- The sender makes an urgent request with a deadline
- The offer sounds too good to be true
- They ask for Bit coin payment or gift card or some other form of unusual payment
For more information on this topic please consult the following: https://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm
S/Sgt. Sascha BanksSenior Operations NCO
Sea to Sky RCMP (Whistler)
4315 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC
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