The Better Business Bureau released an Infographic of the top consumer scams of 2011.
You may be asking why I am posting an Infographic of consumer scams. Many of these scams hit our business inboxes, social networks, or impact our business travels. For that reason, I recommend giving the graphic a good look.
You will see that social engineering takes many shapes. It is not limited to just emails. It can happen through websites, phone calls and many other forms.
- Facebook and Twitter users have been receiving messages though the sites to upgrade their Adobe Flash. The link downloads a virus which finds a victim’s passwords and of course, sends them home to the attacker.
- The very popular ACH phishing email which continues to hit inboxes around the world. The email links to ZeuS malware which obtains banking information.
- If you’re on the road for business, be on the lookout for a Vishing (Voice Phishing) scam. The attack is to hotel guests in the middle of the night with the goal of obtaining credit card numbers
Top Scams Infographic
As you can see, the BBB also mentioned the phishing email that uses their name and logo. You can stay on top of new scams easily by visiting the BBB Scam page.
What are you seeing in 2012?
Did you receive the phishing email/letter from the fake Attorney General of New Jersey? Are you still receiving fake LinkedIn emails?