Police Warn over GDPR Phishing Scams

There is a steady flow of fake or scam emails trying to blend into the official ones and trick the end user

In response to the news that the police are warning that the EU GDPR has prompted a wave of scam messages as fraudsters masquerade as banks to trick Brits into handing over their payment details, Mark James, security specialist at Internet security firm, ESET, said: “As with any special event that attracts large amounts of interest you will always find scammers and malicious actors trying to take advantage. Some utilise a “fan” interest like an annual sports event or a heart touching event that encourages public interaction. However, one thing we can always be sure of is a steady flow of fake or scam emails trying to blend into the official ones and trick the end user.

"GDPR falls perfectly under this category, the public are expecting these emails, it’s not out of the blue.

"It’s not always easy to determine if emails are good or bad but we should always double check the contents of any email especially before submitting any personal or private information. If you have any doubts, then I would contact the original company by a separate means and verify why they want that data.”


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