Irish businesses face particular risk from common scam with hybrid working model


Irish businesses have been warned of a particular type of scam facing them as working from home arrangements look set to continue into the winter months.

The public has been ravaged by ongoing scams amid Covid, over email, calls, and texts with people purporting to be from state bodies.

In some instances, members of the public have been conned out of large sums of money, and a recent report from Aon has projected the risks facing Irish businesses will only increase as hybrid working conditions look set to stay.

The main danger they are being warned to look out for is ‘phishing’ – which is the fraudulent practice of sending emails where people pretend to be from reputable companies in order to convince individuals to hand over personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.

160 businesses across Ireland were surveyed by the international firm on the main risks facing them, and it revealed that cyber-security remains a principal…

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