The FBI is on the hunt for a Vicious cybercriminal who is pretending to be the Small Business Administration Covid-19 loan relief program. But in fact, they are not the real organization and are sending out phishing emails to trick Small Businesses into giving their money to them.
The emails contain a malicious link to a fake SBA website that redirects to other pages that try to take your credentials.
What to look out for?
The subject line: Usually reads “SBA Application – Review and Proceed” or “Hey, about your SBA loan”.
Sender Email: disastercustomerservice@sba(dot)gov
Text – The sender will urge the user to click on a link that sends them to
What should you do? For the time being, if you receive an email that claims to be from the official SBA organization, don’t open it. Give the real SBA a call to confirm if the email is legitimately from them.
DO NOT open any attachments in these emails, that is how they gain access to your credentials.
What is Phishing?
Phishing is the act of sending emails by pretending to be a reputable company, in order to take their personal information to use for their own advantage.
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