Number of scam attempts to use. Fake SMS text messages New figures show that the sky is the limit in the first six months of 2021.
What results from a consumer monitor? It turned out that in the first half of the year, the so-called ‘smashing’ attacks increased by about 700%.
The organization, in collaboration with security firm Proof Point, highlighted the rise in smoky scams, with delivery companies and banks being the most fraudulent firms.
Fraudulent scams or persuading legitimate customers such as banks, delivery companies and those affected by phone networks to provide personal information such as bank details or login information.
They have seen a huge increase in epidemics, where many consumers, especially the elderly, have been forced to rely on first-time delivery firms or switch to online services.
ProofPoint noted that two of the three most commonly reported SMS scams on its free scam sharer tool are fake text messages from delivery companies. Recent research from whom? Seven out of 10 (71%) say they do not trust companies’ text messages to avoid the risk of scams.
“Efforts to smile have increased dramatically – fraudsters have taken advantage of the epidemic to deceive consumers into giving out personal details and transferring their hard-earned cash,” said the director of policy and advocacy.
“Businesses must play their part in protecting people from scams. We welcome the commitment of businesses that have signed our guide and hope that this will allow more organizations to consider it.” They will be encouraged to better protect their customers from fraud.
which one? Is now launching its own SMS guide to help businesses protect their customers, and advise them on how to differentiate text sent by scammers. The likes of Barclays, TSB, Hermes and DPD have already agreed to adopt the guide, which is also supported by several other major consumer organizations.