FRESNO, California – Cody Sarhan, Communications Specialist
As businesses delve into the open enrollment period, a surge in scam attacks poses a significant threat. These scams, often sophisticated and convincingly deceptive, aim to exploit the complexities and sensitivities of open enrollment processes. In 2023, the landscape of these scams has evolved, demanding heightened vigilance and robust cybersecurity measures.
“You really want to make sure that you are doing it with legitimate websites, with legitimate (phone) numbers… because scammers do really prey and use those high-pressure sales tactics. They want you to do it right now… before you get off the phone.” — Alyssa Parker, Better Business Bureau of the Carolinas
According to a report by Certified Mail Labels, open enrollment periods have become a prime season for scammers. They exploit this time by impersonating legitimate entities, offering fraudulent health plans; phishing for personal and financial information. The Federal Trade Commission also warns of the increasing sophistication of these scams, with losses to business imposters alone reaching $2.6 billion, in 2022.
Tactics Employed in Open Enrollment Scams
The BCT Consulting Advantage
At BCT Consulting, we specialize in fortifying businesses against such cyber threats. Our approach includes:
► Employee Education. We provide comprehensive training to employees, making them aware of the signs of phishing and other scam tactics.
► Advanced Email Filtering. Implementing sophisticated email filtering solutions to intercept and quarantine phishing attempts.
► VoIP Phone Service. With features such as call encryption, authentication, and the ability to trace and block fraudulent calls, VoIP technology can significantly mitigate the risk of falling victim to these phone scams.
► Regular Security Audits. Conducting thorough audits to identify and rectify potential vulnerabilities in your IT infrastructure.
► 24/7 Monitoring. Continuous monitoring of your network for any suspicious activities, ensuring immediate response to potential threats.
The open enrollment period should be a time for making informed decisions about healthcare and benefits, not for worrying about cyber threats. With BCT Consulting’s expertise in cybersecurity, businesses can navigate this period safely, ensuring the security of their employees’ sensitive information. By partnering with us, you’re not just choosing a service provider; you’re choosing peace of mind in an increasingly dangerous world when it comes to scammers.
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Cody Sarhan | Communications Specialist, Xobee Networks