Social engineering is the number 1 attack method used by
hackers and scammers alike. The types of information gathered by social
engineers can vary but primarily it is used to steal banking information or to
install malicious software on your computer.
What is social engineering?
Essentially, social engineering is a method of manipulating
a person or people in to performing actions or disclosing personal information.
These criminals use a variety of techniques to trick and
fool you into handing over this information. See below examples.
Trust – A criminal may start emailing you and building a trusting relationship over