Think your business is too smart to fall for a scam?

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 13 August 2019 12:54:48 AEST

It's an important question, considering it's highly likely that your business will get hit by a scam at some point or another. 

From malicious invoice emails, to phishing links, to CEO fraud, scams can take on multiple forms and target every employee in your business - regardless of seniority.    

Is your business prepared to deal with the widespread threat of scams?

It's key to be prepared, because the threat is only getting bigger. According to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC), Australians are set to lose a record amount to scams in 2019.

In addition, projections from losses reported to Scamwatch and other government agencies expect to exceed $532 million by the end of the year, surpassing half a billion dollars for the first time.

As part of a national campaign by the Scams Awareness Network, the ACCC have launched the annual National Scams Awareness Week. 

This year’s National Scams Awareness Week (12-16 August) theme is ‘too smart to be scammed?’ and the ACCC, along with over 100 campaign partners from government and industry, is urging consumers to test their scams knowledge and refresh their scam protection and detection skills.

MailGuard is proud to be an official campaign partner of the Scams Awareness Week.

To help educate you and your teams on how to spot a fake email scam from a real one, we’ve created a special infographic in celebration of Scam Awareness Week. This summarises 6 different red-flags that you can look out for next time a suspicious email lands in your inbox. 

Download the infographic today and defend your businesses from falling victim to an email scam!

Thumbnail-SAW-Infographic-6WTSAESDOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC


 

One email


Cybercriminals use email scams to infiltrate organisations with malware and attack them from the inside. 
All criminals need to break into your business is a cleverly worded message. If they can trick one person in your company into clicking on a malicious link they can gain access to your data.

For a few dollars per staff member per month, you can protect your business with MailGuard's predictive email security.
Talk to an expert at MailGuard today about making your company's network secure: click here.

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