October 20, 2021

Cottage Grove Sentinel | FBI in Oregon Marks Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Week 1 Q & A

Each week, the FBI is working to help Oregonians #BeCyberAware as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This week: Cybersecurity Basics.

What are the most common scams we are seeing in Oregon?” 

The most common cyber scams that we are seeing in Oregon, ranked by the number of complaints into the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, are: 

  1. online shopping
  2. phishing
  3. extortion
  4. hacking
  5. romance scams and
  6. business email compromise scams

By dollar losses – business email compromise scams top the list.  

“What are the most important things I should know about cyber scams?”

Here are three of the most important things to keep yourself safe from cyber scams: 

  1. Never click on links or attachments in emails, text messages, or social media posts. They can contain malware that will infect your device or lead you to a fraudulent (but real-looking) website to…

Read full article here: cgsentinel.com