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Voicemail Attachment Scam

Voicemail Attachment Scam

If you're older than a millenial, you probably remember those things called "land lines". We still have one -- well sort of, its using some flavor of consumer grade VOIP system. 

When it rings you just kind of think, "how odd", someone with a challenging job is sitting in a call center somewhere calling numbers for hours on end and praying that no one picks up. No worries here, we never pick up our landline.

We keep the number because, well, it seems like a good idea. And our grocery store loyalty account is tied to it. Well, the real reason we have the landline still is that it somehow makes me feel better to have the number in case I ever need to call 9-1-1. 

Nowadays we all have voicemail which shows up in our email inbox with an mp3 attachment, or something similar.

Here is an admonition to make sure you know what those emails look like!

The other day, I received an email that looked like a "voicemail" email (how odd is that anyway?). At first I was tempted to just click through the email but it didn't look quite right. My home phone gives me a garbled (and often quite humorous) transcription of the voice message and my office system always has an mp3 attached. Ah ha, this is a scam email. Son of a gun, these scam emails get more and more clever. 

No matter how much time and money you spend on networking equipment and services, the weakest link will always be users and the email box. Get your team trained!

navitend offers a cost effective solution to train and occassionaly test your users to make sure they are vigilant about what they open in their email. We like to think of value as benefit divided by cost. This security training service for your users has a huge benefit and is a very manageable cost. I'll let you do the math. Give us a call to learn more or to sample the service for free.


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