NC Governor Roy Cooper is urging all residents to be cautions against potential insurance and internet scams related to Hurricane Ian relief.
“This is a timely reminder that cybercriminals are out there waiting to take advantage of people in crisis and those who want to help them,” Governor Cooper said this week in a press release.
Gov. Cooper has proclaimed October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Following the damage and destruction of Hurricane Ian, it’s important to remember that cybercriminals are out there waiting to take advantage of people in crisis.https://t.co/9V3qvAOHzF pic.twitter.com/r8wgtrK98W
— Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) October 4, 2022
Posing as official representatives of disaster aid organizations or charities, scammers frequently use social engineering techniques, like phishing emails, texts, and phone calls, to solicit personal and financial information and to gain access to devices and networks that can often hold sensitive data.