Beware of gift card scam
For example, there is now a gift card scam message that appears to be coming in the name of a supervisor or colleague, but the name and email address do not match.
An example of gift card scam:
If this message is answered, in the next step, the scammer will ask to purchase gift cards for digital services on behalf of the person the scammer pretends to be.
General information about scam messages
The goal of scammers is to get us to give:
- banking credentials,
- IDs or
Factors that make us fall for scams:
- desire to please,
Probability that phishing message succeeds is 1 out of 10! So be careful and pay attention to these:
- spelling and grammar errors,
- sender address,
- things that sound too good to be true.
Beware of spam content:
- login pages.
If you fell for a scam, do these: https://ict.oulu.fi/19746/?lang=en#act.