Fri Feb 09 2024

Social Engineering and Online Fraud Targeting Doctors

Social Engineering and Online Fraud Targeting Doctors


This article explores the escalating threat of social engineering and online fraud specifically targeting doctors. Vulnerable due to limited social interactions beyond their medical circles, doctors often fall prey to various fraudulent schemes. The narrative unfolds through real-life examples, including Instagram and Facebook fraud, Threatening Police Call, WhatsApp scams, insurance and investment frauds, and even blackmail. Highlighting the potential risks associated with the misuse of artificial intelligence (AI) in orchestrating fraud, the article underscores the urgency of implementing ethical guidelines and robust security measures. Ultimately, it emphasizes the need for awareness, education, and vigilance among doctors to defend against manipulative tactics and safeguard the medical community in the digital age.

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Dr Umesh Bilagi

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