A new deceptive tactic in phishing scams known as the "Broken Phone Scam," has seen a recent rise in attention, posing significant risks to unsuspecting individuals. This scam, which cleverly manipulates human emotions and trust, involves fraudsters sending text messages to victims, pretending to be a known contact, such as a family member or friend, who has damaged their phone and urgently needs financial assistance.
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ChatGPT has gained global recognition as a prominent tool, providing AI-powered conversational services to a vast audience. However, its widespread adoption has also attracted the attention of cybercriminals who are exploiting the chatbot’s popularity to deceive unwary individuals.
A disturbing new trend is on the rise, where scammers are using AI to similar a desperate child begging their parent for help. The result has left victims giving away personal and/or financial information to the scammer, believing it to be their child. Scammers can clone the voices of individuals through AI technology, by using just a few clips of audio taken from their social media accounts.
In 2023, there were over 500 million phishing attacks reported; double the number of attacks reported in 2021, with California ranking as the 4th most affected state. The meteoric rise in phishing attacks over the past few years is no surprise, as it’s the easiest type of scam for cybercriminals to fool people with.
While the internet, and particularly emails, is a digital playground for cybercriminals, it’s no surprise that phone calls and text messages have remained a massive haven for scammers — a haven that’s only getting more sought as technology advances. The advent of robocalls and text-based scamming is part of the new frontier for bad actors to explore. Small businesses, often with limited resources for cybersecurity, are particularly vulnerable to these insidious attacks.
Mobile apps have become indispensable tools for businesses of all sizes. Small businesses, in particular, can reap significant benefits from developing their own mobile apps. From enhancing customer engagement to streamlining operations, mobile app development opens up a world of possibilities.
It’s no secret that communication plays a pivotal role in the success of small businesses. Traditional phone systems have long been the norm, but while some businesses are slow to adopt new standards of communication, others have thrived on embracing them. The biggest shift in business communication over the past 30 years has been the advent of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone services. VoIP has revolutionized the way small businesses operate, offering cost-effective, scalable, and feature-rich communication solutions that can significantly benefit small businesses.
Our lives are seamlessly integrated with smartphones; financials, photos, emails, messages, work data, and more are all sitting in your pocket like a digital coin purse, ripe for the taking. As such, ensuring the security of these devices has become a paramount concern. Mobile devices have evolved from mere communication tools to versatile companions managing our personal, financial, and professional lives. The convenience they offer is unparalleled, but so are the risks they pose. As our phones become more and more tethered to our lives, we need to take extra care that goes beyond the traditional means to safeguard them.