Beware Fake Voicemail Scam

Beware Fake Voicemail Scam

We all get sales calls to our cell phones, but the rip off scams are the worst. I received one this a.m. which appeared to come from a local number, but, since there was no name associated, I swiped left. If it's important, they'll leave a message. Well, there was no voicemail on my phone, but within two minutes I receive the phishing email shown in the image above. I do not get voice messages emailed to me, but the sender hopes I'll take the bait and click the link which will take me to a web page where I can log into a fake Office 365 to retrieve this message, but in reality I'll be sending the motherless heathen my Office 365 credentials where he can wreak havoc upon my business. Call me paranoid, but I got to thinking: Could the preceding phone call I received be associated with the fake email? Could the bad guys be upping their game with a two-pronged attack?  We know scammers will troll mine LinkedIn and target executives and their assistants with spear-phishing emails (e.g. "Connie, please wire $100K to to Ted in New York ASAP. He's a good friend of mine.") Who knows, but that would be an interesting twist on these email scams, to proceed it with phone call. It could be just a coincidence and I have no way of knowing for sure, but it is a good reminder to stay vigilant against the bad guys who are lurking behind every corner!