Social engineers

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Social engineers

  1. 1. Social Engineers <br />Elderly are their first choice<br />
  2. 2. Social Engineers prey on the elderly.<br />Befriend people who are lonely.<br />Use things such as vanity, compassion and urgency to get the information that they want.<br />
  3. 3. Once they have gained the elderly person’s confidence, will began to ask for personal information.<br />
  4. 4. PERSONAL INFORMATION NOT TO SHARE<br />Social Security Numbers<br />Driver’s Licenses Numbers<br />Date of Births<br />Bank Accounts<br />Credit Card Numbers<br />
  5. 5. WAYS IN WHICH THE SOCIAL ENGINEER MAY TRY TO DRAW YOU IN<br />This is a great opportunity to make a large amount of cash quickly.<br />I only need your number for one transaction and then it will be erased forever.<br />Let me tell you about this vacation that I would like to take you on.<br />
  6. 6. I can get you a better price on this item, just give me your bank account information and let me handle everything for you.<br />Some will even go so far as to draw you into a romantic relationship in order to get the resources they are after.<br />Often times will try and manipulate the situation as if you are being wronged by those who are family and/or care for you.<br />
  7. 7. Do not hesitate to ask questions.<br />Ask for credentials that might show who the person is.<br />Always ask for references.<br />If it feels like a scam, it probably is.<br />
  8. 8. Many companies, such as banks and credit card companies are posting “phsing” notices on their web pages when new scams seem to be arising.<br />Don’t be afraid to call a company and ask if they are really making this offer.<br />
  9. 9. Never give your information out over the phone.<br />Only use secure websites when paying a bill or banking online<br />Change your passwords often to keep hackers from obtaining personal information<br />
  10. 10. The bottom line is listen and be aware of new individuals that come into your life quickly and seem to be overly friendly. <br />Stay current with all of your financial assets and debts.<br />It is easy to check your credit report, and once a year you can do so free to see if there is anything going on that you did not authorize.<br />

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