Zoom Scam Alert

As we all struggle with the Coronavirus pandemic many of us are using video communication platforms to facilitate homeworking or just some much needed socialising. However, the cyber fraudsters are taking advantage of this.  Research by Checkpoint has found over 1700 suspicious new domain registrations including “Zoom” in the name. Similarly, Google classroom and Microsoft teams are also being targeted. Some of these sites are just basic phishing copies of the real sites looking to harvest personal information, others are more malicious and have downloads which install malware which pretending to be installing video conferencing software. March saw the number of daily Zoom meetings reach over 200 million!

ONLY CLICK ON ZOOM OR OTHER VIDEO LINKS FROM KNOWN SENDERS

Tips and Advice

  • Only download from the site – to ensure that its not a malicious download go to the Zoom site for any downloads
  • Spot the scam – If the deal looks too good to be true, it’s a scam, so if someone is offering a great price for Zoom premium, ignore it
  • Keep safe – Ensure that you have anti-virus protection, that it’s up to date and switched on. Our anti-virus software flagged some of these sites as “Highly Risky”
  • Personal means private! – Do not divulge personal details unless you are certain who you are communicating with
  • Contact – your bank or credit card company if you have already given out financial details
  • Still Unsure? – Call Reassura 0800 888 6400 and one of our fraud advisors will help you to stay safe
  • To report a fraud – and receive a police crime reference number call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use their online fraud reporting tool

 

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