Security Stop-Press : The FCA Warns About Screen-Sharing Threat


The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned that there has been an 86 percent rise (July to Dec 2021 compared to the previous year) of a screen-sharing scam. The FCA reports that the scam involves people posing as investment advisers and offering to help their targets to set up new schemes via online meeting platforms. Once the victim is convinced to share the screen and enable remote access, the bogus adviser takes control of their device and their bank account and can steal their investment information.

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