Phishing and smishing – don’t be a victim


Black Friday is behind us and we are counting down the days to Christmas. 

In the UK Christmas shopping amounts to over £2 billion, 46% of which is done online. The busiest shopping day is no longer Black Friday but the Saturday before Christmas. 

12% of UK shoppers will do all their Christmas shopping at the last minute. 

Panic buying contributes to people making less considered decisions, opening themselves up to cyber fraud. 

Our colleague Manuel García Cárdenas writes about this in his blog post.

The article talks about how easy it is to fall prone to phishing attacks and explains smishing as another form of digital fraud. 

Manuel highlights some useful guidelines to avoid falling victim to online fraud. 


If you still need to do your Christmas shopping, be aware and protect yourself from increasingly smart digital criminals. 

Happy Christmas!