The bad guys are getting creative with a new hybrid attack that involves CEO Fraud and gift card scams.
There is a massive campaign underway where they impersonate an executive and urgently ask for gift cards to be bought for customers. Once the gift cards are physically bought from a store, the “boss” asks you to send them the redeem code/number via email or text.
Never comply with a request like this – it’s a scam! Always confirm a request with your boss over a live phone call or in person to make sure it’s not a scam. Sometimes it’s OK to say “no” to the boss!
Let’s stay safe out there!
Stop, Look, and Think. Don’t be fooled.