Sunday, July 14, 2024

CISA Warns of Scammers Impersonating as CISA Employees

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a warning about a surge in impersonation scams.

These scams often involve fraudsters pretending to be government employees, using their names and titles to deceive unsuspecting victims.

Recently, CISA has become aware of scammers claiming to represent the agency, attempting to exploit individuals and businesses.

Scammers’ Tactics

According to CISA, these impersonation scammers may contact potential victims through phone calls, emails, or other communication methods.

They often request money transfers via wire, cash, cryptocurrency, or gift cards.

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Additionally, they may instruct victims to keep the discussion confidential, adding a layer of urgency and secrecy to their fraudulent activities.

CISA emphasizes that its employees will never make such requests or ask for sensitive financial informa

CISA advises the public to remain vigilant and take specific steps if they suspect an impersonation scammer is targeting them.

Firstly, do not pay the caller or provide personal or financial information.

Secondly, take note of the phone number from which the call originated.

Thirdly, hang up immediately to avoid further interaction. Finally, validate the contact by calling CISA (844) SAY-CISA (844-729-2472) or report the incident to law enforcement.

By following these guidelines, individuals can protect themselves from falling victim to these scams.

CISA continues to work diligently to safeguard the public and raise awareness about the tactics used by scammers.

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