How Phone Scammers Impersonating CISA Employees Threats To Your Business

by | Jun 24, 2024 | Blog, Change, Security

Recently, there has been a disturbing rise in impersonation scams targeting businesses, with fraudsters exploiting government institutions’ trust and authority. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a U.S. government entity, has recently warned companies about the growing threat of phishers that can wreak havoc on your business.

According to the alert, these impostors pose as CISA representatives and contact organizations with supposedly crucial notifications. Their primary tactic involves requesting wire transfers, cash, cryptocurrency, or gift cards. They insist on confidentiality, discouraging you from seeking advice from colleagues, friends, or family. 

Recognizing these red flags is vital, as falling victim to such scams can lead to substantial financial loss and irreparable damage to your company’s reputation. Small and medium-sized enterprises are particularly vulnerable, often lacking the resources to recover effectively from such fraud. CISA emphasizes that while its staff may occasionally reach out with important information, they will never request money transfers nor ask for secrecy.

Stay alert and safeguard your business by being aware of the warning signs and acting swiftly. Knowledge, awareness, and prompt action are your best defenses against these threats.

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Our Traceless service safeguards against phishing by equipping your business with integrated authentication tools, guaranteeing you can identify every caller. Rather than simply using guesswork to fend off phishers, opt for Traceless for ongoing protection and assurance for your business.

However, Traceless protection services don’t stop there. We can protect all of your company’s communication, from encrypting sensitive files to keeping your messages private. For more information, contact us here for a free demo!