Expert Reaction On BBB Warns of Immigrants Targetted Scammers

The cybersecurity professional reacted below on the recent warning by BBB on how the scam artists using the Diversity Visa Program to prey on immigrants seeking the United States work or study visa. Scammers are crafting the emails as they are coming from an official US immigration agency in an attempt to tempt the immigrants with urgent matters to click these fraudulent links especially taking advantage of the uncertain situations because of the pandemic.


EXPERTS COMMENTS
Erick Kron, Security Awareness Advocate ,  KnowBe4
August 11, 2020
Like so many other scams that we see, this one also relies on the emotional element.
This is an unfortunate side effect of the enduring COVID-19 chaos mixed with the confusing and arduous processes related to U.S. immigration. By taking items or programs that people may have heard of or are mildly aware of and promising to help the individuals navigate the confusing process, the attackers make the scam look more credible and attractive to potential victims. The victims would not s ....
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