With every passing day, fraudsters are getting new ways to commit fraud. Over the last few months, we have covered various ways people like us can fall victim to fraudulent activities like skimming, fraud via screen sharing, etc. In this blog post, we will be covering spear phishing.
So, what is spear phishing?
Spear phishing is a form of social engineering and cybercrime. It is a targeted attack against an individual or organisation. A spear phishing email might appear to be from a trusted source, such as your company’s CEO, but the email is actually from a fraudster who has collected information about you and your company in order to trick you into responding.
Spear phishing is different from regular phishing in that the target is pre-selected, often based on personal information like their name, email address, or other identifying information. They do so by sending emails that appear to be from someone you know, in order to get you to click on links or open attachments that can lead to malware.
How can you protect yourself from spear phishing?
One of the most important things that you can do is to be aware of your surroundings. If you are not sure about the email or call, then don’t reply or give out any information.
The best way to stay safe from spear phishing is through educating yourself about the risks and taking precautions. You should always be suspicious of emails that come from people who are not in your contact list, and never click on links or open attachments without checking with the sender first.
Additionally, you can stay safe from spear phishing by making sure that you don’t access websites that aren’t secure. This can be done by checking the URL, where it should be https:// instead of http://.
How OneCard keeps you safe from spear phishing
The most important thing to remember is that OneCard will never call you and ask for sensitive details like your CVV number, PIN. Additionally, OneCard will never send you emails or SMS asking you to download any app or click on any suspicious link . So in case you do get a call from OneCard asking for the same,
- Immediately block your card from the MyControls section of your OneCard app
- Contact our Customer Support via chat or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lodge a complaint with the nearest Cyber Crime Police Station / National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal at cybercrime.gov.in or call on helpline number 1930
You can avoid falling into such traps by staying aware and taking the right steps.
- OneCard , January 20, 2022