What do you see in common with these emails?

1. IRS- “ Paul we’ve detected an error with your tax return, click below to create an account to receive your full return.”


2. MyUniversity Network Security Staff- “Dear Paul, this email is to inform you your university password will expire in 24 hours. Click the link below to update your password.”


3. Instagram- “Paul, Someone has tried to log in to your Instagram account. If this wasn’t you use the following code to confirm your identity.”


Poor Paul's hit a stream of bad luck, just like hundreds of thousands of people across the globe.

He's been targeted by some not-so friendly cybercriminals who are sending out scam emails with hopes to reap personal information from unsuspecting victims. It could even be things like Social Security numbers or banking info - all used for sinister means such as identity theft and stealing funds!

This should serve as a powerful reminder that cybersecurity is paramount; after all it only takes one click on an untrustworthy email link to put your business at risk.

According to the Symantec Security Center a small business of 10 people is at risk from scam emails a staggering 1,040 times every year? That's almost 2 encounters with cyber criminals per person - each week!

Even if they (or any team member) are smart enough not to hand over sensitive information like banking or SS numbers, merely clicking on one harmful link in an email can cause major security headaches.

Clicking on the wrong link could be like taking a walk in a dark alley! It may let someone know that your account is active, inviting more spam and attacks.

Even worse - malicious files such as viruses or spyware can get downloaded without you realizing it, potentially compromising entire networks and stealing personal information from bank accounts to login credentials.

On top of all this, there's also scammy websites made to look legitimate where people might accidentally think it’s ok enter confidential info.

Cybercrime has been a major financial setback for small businesses across the globe. The US Small Business Administration reported losses of over $2.8 billion in 2020 alone, while Verizon estimates that individual breaches can cost up to almost three-quarters of a million dollars!

Don't let the bad guys catch you off guard! Protecting your business and employees from cyberthreats is the easiest it’s ever been. It’s time to invest in employee training to raise their security awareness level.

Inexpensive technical solutions like blocking known spam emails or websites can be implemented without breaking the bank - giving your company that extra layer of protection against scammers' devious activities.

Taking these preventative measures will help ensure a secure environment so no one has to ever worry about those pesky malicious e-mails ever again!

To see how to stop being a sitting duck and instead take control of your security, simply call us at 806-853-7757 or visit What IT Support is right for you?