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Stephen Humphrey, JD, CFA, MBA

Stephen Humphrey, JD, CFA, MBA

Financial Advisor

(800) 627-0067 x5302
shumphrey@lincolninvestment.com

Be Careful Who You Respond To Online; Things Are Not Always As They Seem. Check Further First. (e.g. Google  Them)

Scammers can insert unwanted software in banner ads, sometimes on legitimate web pages, tricking the user into clicking something that looks like an enticing product or service. Once the user clicks through, malware could be installed on their computer and/or sensitive information could be stolen.

1 Malware-galvinizable Documents

 These scams involve legitimate-looking web pages that ask users to download a document such as a monthly statement, an invoice, calendar or policy terms. The document downloaded may look legitimate, but would actually be "galvanized", and upon being opened it would attempt to install malware on the user's computer.

     

2 Ads Collecting Your User Data e.g via Survey

 Scammers can insert unwanted software in banner ads, sometimes on legitimate web pages, tricking the user into clicking something that looks like an enticing product or service. Once the user clicks through, malware could be installed on their computer and/or sensitive information could be stolen.

     

3 Scams Involving Phishing

An email is sent that claims an attachment is too large or confidential to send over email. Clicking on the link in the email opens a fake online cloud storage site with a page that looks real and appears to be secure. Any information or credentials the user enters are immediately compromised.

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