Here’s a round up of the latest scams and phishing attacks to look out for. Scammers are getting more sophisticated with their methods to catch us out. Where bad grammar or typos were once a sure-fire way of identifying a scam email, now phishing attacks can be almost impossible to spot.

Microsoft Teams

Scammers by the name of ‘Storm-0324’ have been using Microsoft Teams as platform to try and scam people. They will mimic services such as DocuSign and QuickBooks and request invoice and payment information.

QR Jacking

Many businesses, particular in the hospitality industry adopted QR codes for hygienic/’hands-free’ ways of interacting with the business. Now many places still have ‘scan to order’ on their tables or menus. Have you ever considered someone may have put their own QR code sticker over the top and actually where you’re placing (and paying!) for your order is not a legitimate website.’


You’ve heard of phishing, and maybe smishing and vishing!) well now we have quishing. The latest phishing method involves sending an email with a QR code in order to buy something, get money back or provide details for security purposes. As with the advice above avoid scanning QR codes willy nilly! There are plenty of free online tools to create QR codes meaning anyone can create one to a page of their choice.

Protect your business from recent scams

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