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Social Engineering

Social Engineering

If you get an email or phone call claiming to be from your bank or credit card provider, a government department, a membership organisation, a website you buy from or the police – and it’s asking for confidential information – chances are it’s social engineering.

If you get an unexpected  phone call from a computer company or engineer telling you that you have a problem on your PC and offering to fix it, chances are that’s social engineering too.

Social engineering is the name we give to confidence trickery, because the criminals who perpetrate it have very clever and convincing ways to deceive you.

To find out how to spot social engineering and how to deal with it, have a look at the videos on this page. They describe three common types of social engineering, but there are many more.

Then click here to get some great free, practical advice right here at Get Safe Online.

Watch Phishing Scam Video

You wouldn’t get certain types of emails from your bank, card provider or the police. So STOP & THINK!

Watch Vishing Scam Video

You wouldn’t get certain types of phone calls from your bank, card provider or the police. So STOP & THINK!

Watch Computer Support Scam Video

If a computer company calls to tell you that there’s a problem with your machine, it could be a scam.