This year you may find yourself planning Zoom holiday gatherings with friends and family. But beware, scammers have been busy making a variety of Zoom-related phishing scams.
About Zoom Scams
Zoom scams could come in a variety of forms, including emails, texts, or social media messages that include Zoom’s logo and a message saying something like:
- “Your Zoom account has been suspended. Click here to reactivate.”
- “You missed a meeting, click here to see the details and reschedule.”
- You might even receive a message welcoming you to the platform and requesting you click on a link to activate your account.
These links can download malware onto your computer or lead you to a page where you are prompted to share your login information, thereby compromising your Zoom account. Some malware may even install ransomware on your computer, and prevent you from accessing your own files until you pay a large fee.
Don’t Take the Bait!
- Lookout for fake links: The only official domains for the Zoom platform are zoom.us (including bccte.zoom.us) or zoom.com. Everything else is a fake. Check for spoofed domains that sound like the real thing when you read it, such as zoooom.us.
- Don’t Log In: If a link in an email prompts you to log in, think twice. Again, verify the website login page is an official Zoom domain.
- Be cautious of emails that try to get you to act quickly. Bad guys want you to act quickly, so you don’t notice their link isn’t quite right. Take a moment to stop, and think, before clicking on links.
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