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Phishing alert! Gift card scam impersonates your supervisor

By: C Spire on Feb 22, 2022 10:41:51 AM

If you’ve received a message from your boss requesting a gift card, it’s probably a phishing attempt. “We’re seeing a rise in gift card scams,” says Conrad Bell, Chief Information Security Officer at C Spire. “Hackers send people emails or text messages in which they pretend to be a supervisor or a senior executive. They trick employees into buying gift cards and sending them the activation codes.” Once the codes are sent, the money is gone.

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Topics: phishing attack, Cybersecurity, C Spire AuthorITy

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