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Queen Elizabeth II Related Scams
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Queen Elizabeth II Related Scams

Queen Elizabeth II, the British monarch with the longest reign, passed away last week at 96 years old. When any influential figure such as the queen passes away, people around the globe will have interest in reading more about their life and death.

Cybercriminals seek moments like these out and know that your attention is caught up in the news. They know that when emotions are brought into the mix you are more apt to do something you otherwise would not. In the next few weeks, it is expected that phishing attacks referencing the queen’s death and also social media disinformation campaigns will be prevalent.

Tips to avoid these kinds of scams:

  • Always think before you click. Cyberattacks are designed to catch you off guard and trigger you to click impulsively.
  • Be suspicious of emails, texts, and social media posts that contain shocking information about this event. These may lead to disinformation, which is false, information designed to mislead you.
  • If you receive a suspicious email, mark it as spam and block the sender!
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