Thanks to an alert client of ours, a malicious phone caller was stopped in their tracks.
If you stay alert for suspicious calls and email, you can also avoid becoming victimized by hackers or scammers.
We have started to see an increase in these sort of telephone calls, so it’s wise to take the threat seriously. In these phishing attempts, the caller attempts to use social engineering to gather information or gain access through the phone.
In this recent incident, the caller claimed to work for an IT company and asked for remote access to the client’s computer. Thankfully, she detected some suspicious behavior, ended the call, and reported the incident.
Some key Red Flags to listen for are:
Other information to keep in mind:
My philosophy when starting OTT was I wanted to create a place that I would want to work at (fun and friendly.) Where there was no corporate politics and we could just do our job fixing things and helping people. We can help people with their technology and not be arrogant or condescending to people. We can actually make a difference in peoples lives and not just say it but do it.