Learn To Spot Warning Signs
The most common way people get conned out of money is via phishing attacks — scams that use deception and emotional manipulation. You can spot phishing attacks by staying alert for common warning signs such as threatening or urgent language, suspicious links, and random attachments.
Don’t Make Assumptions
Whenever you receive a request for payment or anything confidential, whether by email, text, or phone call, don’t assume it’s legitimate. Attackers often attempt to impersonate people you might know or services you use. Remain skeptical, and remember that legitimate financial services will never ask you to reveal confidential information like passwords or account numbers.
Organizations work hard to develop policies intended to keep data, systems, and people safe. By always following those policies, you can help prevent instant payment fraud and other threats targeting organizations. If you encounter anything suspicious while at work, report it immediately.