Thanks to the global pandemic keeping people at home, the popular video conferencing platform Zoom has seen usage grow exponentially in 2020. Naturally, this has attracted the attention of hackers and scammers.
According to the Better Business Bureau, the scam begins with consumers receiving an email, text, or social media message that includes Zoom’s logo and a message saying something like "Your Zoom account has been suspended. Click here to reactivate" or "You missed a meeting, click here to see the details and reschedule." Consumers might even receive a message welcoming them to the platform, and requesting that they click on a link to activate an account.
The Better Business Bureau says that no matter what kind of phishing message is received, scammers hope you will click on the link they’ve included in their email. Clicking on a link in a scam email can download malware onto your computer, or lead you to a page where you are prompted to enter your personal information.