Unfortunately, telephone scams continue to increase, and scammers have become very convincing. The key elements of a scam are to try and instil some panic or fear into the victim, to get them to take immediate action. Typically this will be something relating to your bank account or an urgent update for your computer systems. (Check out our cyber site for more examples).
Remember, it’s very rare for something to require immediate action, so don’t fall for the ’emergency’. If you do give someone information or computer access over the phone, contact us immediately so we can run a security scan.
The best defence against telephone scams is this – no one apart from you and Fresh Mango (as your IT provider) should have access to your computer. Simple!