Photo Phishing Email
Cybercriminals create scams to trick people into sending over their personal and sensitive information like logins, payment information, and account information. Ways they trick people is by spoofing companies. They use logos and images making it look like the legit company is sending you an email.
In the latest scam, cybercriminals are impersonating Delta Airlines by using Delta’s logo, a picture of their plane and gift card. They are sending the email as one big image and claiming that if you click on the image now you will get a gift card. Cybercriminals are successful when they make you act impulsively which this scam is trying to get you to act fast now. Once a person clicks on the image, they will be taken to a spoofed website that has a login page. If they login with their username and password it will go straight in the hands of the cybercriminals.
- Remember that cybercriminals can spoof any company, not just Delta or an airline company. They can use logos and images from any popular company.
- Make sure to think before you click! Hover over images and links to see where they are taking you to.
- If a deal or sale sounds a little too good it probably is a scam. Verify by going to a browser and going to the company’s page directly to see if they have a sale or the deal on there.
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