Be on the lookout for cybercrime scams

February 14, 2018, 5:28pm

It is often said that if something seems too good to be true, it is. This sentiment is most applicable in the world of cybercrime, especially in times like these when there are a lot of special occasions which cybercriminals can use as leverage to reel you in and defraud you.

“This is the time of year when there are a lot of special occasions in succession, occasions such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day etc. With that comes prize giveaways from reputable organisations, however cyber criminals also use that as a gateway to try to insert malware on your devices by sending you emails with infected content such as links and attachments,” Standard Bank’s PR and Communications Manager, Surihe Gaomas-Guchu, warned this week.