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This behavior you exhibit every day is a boon for scammers

Scams are increasing in France and on all media. But where? are you most at risk of being fooled ? Cybermalveillance.gouv.fr has revealedé the main threats.

Scams are rife. In stores, à at your door, on the phone, in your mailboxes, it is increasingly difficult to separate fact from fiction. However, there are places and moments of the day when it is difficult to find a place to live. you may be more likely to be fooled. As such, online scams, which can take place in just a few moments, are considered the most dangerous. A good tip: be wary of certain behaviors that are quite natural, such as responding to people. a person who does not present themselves as an advisor, they can lead to a scam without anyone realizing it.

Cybermalveillance.gouv.fr has published its report on the state of threats in France, established thanks to the number of consultations on its platform. It places the most numerous scams in first place: phishing. The aim of this scam is to obtain information from the victim. sensitive and personal information in order to be able to steal money or resell their data. It can occur in various forms: SMS, emails, social networks, QR codes… The most used channel is: for these scams is SMS, the mobile phone being the preferred target of cybercriminals.

Furthermore, the main hooking technique that has been developed detected in 2023 is the receipt of false road offense:  "With more than 280,000 consultations of the ' dedicated article, hooking & the traffic offense requiring payment of a fictitious fine is the most important phenomenon which has persisted throughout the world. throughout 2023,” the report describes. Then comes the child pornography offense (scam message impersonating the police) and the false technical support (fraudulent message on a serious technical problem to push for a pseudo-troubleshooting).

After phishing, account hijacking takes second place among the most serious threats and has sharply increased in popularity. (22% additional searches on the site). The scammers manage to get away with it. recover the victim's password and then use their accounts, whether messaging, social networks, banks, administrations… They can then usurp it ;identity of the victim.

The fake bank advisor scam is described as "the phenomenon of the year& quot; with a 78% increase in attendance of the dedicated article. &agrav; this fraud. Cybercriminals collect data from the victim in order to make their false identity more credible. as a banking advisor. Then, they pretext, for example, the cancellation of a fraudulent transaction, forcing the victim to pay. send your banking details. This scam is becoming more and more widespread, it is based on the naïveté of everyone and our willé to respond courteously to your request a person coming to our aid.

For 2024, the organization is already planning warns against scams surrounding the Olympic Games. This could in particular involve false links for free places. On the other hand, artificial intelligence has not again perceived as a "upheaval of the panorama of cyber threats" but this could quickly evolve.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116