Beware of Equifax Phishing Scams

We at Future Com would like to make you aware of what is likely an inevitable fact.  By now you are probably aware that cyber criminals have stolen 143 million credit records in the recent hacking scandal at big-three credit bureau Equifax.  At this point you have to assume that the bad guys have enough personal information they can use to attempt to scam you.

You need to watch out for the following things:

  • Phishing emails that claim to be from Equifax where you can check if your data was compromised.
  • Phishing emails that claim there is a problem with a credit card, your credit record, or other personal financial information.
  • Calls from scammers that claim they are from your bank or credit union.
  • Fraudulent charges on any credit card because your identity was stolen.

Here is an article by cyber security journalist Brian Krebs, to help answer some questions you may have about what you can do to protect yourself:

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/09/the-equifax-breach-what-you-should-know/

Finally, Future Com has a managed service, called Secure Staff, that helps train and test your employees on how to avoid phishing and other cyber scams.  If you would like to find out more information about our program, please contact your Future Com Account Manager or visit our website at https://www.myfuturecom.com/solutions/human-security/

 

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