• Social Engineering


What is Social Engineering?

Social engineering is a scheme that uses human interaction to trick people into sharing sensitive information about themselves, someone they know, or an organization they are familiar with.

How to Recognize Social Engineering?

Social engineering commonly appears in the form of email, phone call, and even in person. Often the perpetrator will attempt to impersonate someone you know or an institution that you do business with to obtain sensitive information about yourself, someone you know or an organization you are familiar with.

What Should You Do?

If you encounter social engineering, do not share any sensitive information. Here are some tips on how to recognize social engineering:

  • Be suspicious of unsolicited emails and phone calls

  • Never share sensitive information to anyone you do not know or recognize

  • If you suspect someone of trying to use social engineering to impersonate Georgia United, please let us know by emailing us at security@georgiaunitedcu.org.