Everybody loves to get something for nothing—which is why cyber criminals are having a lot of success convincing people to give away a lot of personal information in exchange for a free gift card. The gift card phishing scam lets criminals get paid for every click as they lure victims to answer a bunch of questions. Then they make more money by reselling the information to third parties. And what do the victims get? A code for a gift card that ends up being worthless, if it ever shows up at all.
There’s no such thing as a free lunch! If you’re giving away sensitive personal information, you’re the one who’s paying. And you might end up paying for it for a long time. Contact us to learn more about how to guard yourself against phishing schemes.