"Pig Butchering" Scam

In an era where technology and business evolve at lightning speeds, staying ahead in cybersecurity is not just an option—it's a necessity. At ADS Consulting Group, we understand that new threats emerge daily, and staying informed is your first line of defense. A particularly insidious threat making the rounds is known as the "Pig Butchering" scam, targeting unsuspecting investors with promises of hefty returns in cryptocurrency or any financial investment.

What is the "Pig Butchering" Scam?

The scam begins with an unexpected text message, seemingly a wrong number. Quickly, the conversation shifts towards an investment opportunity promising returns that are too good to be true—like 100% gains every 30 days. The term "Pig Butchering" reflects the scammer's strategy: fatten the target with promises before financially slaughtering them.

How Does the Scam Work?

It begins with casual conversation and evolves into financial discussion. Victims, now trusting, are persuaded to send money, invest in cryptocurrency, or make other financial transfers. Once the transaction is made, the scammer disappears, leaving the victim financially devastated.

Preventing the "Pig Butchering" Scam

Prevention starts with awareness. At ADS Consulting Group, our Cybersecurity Employee Training Service is designed to arm your team with knowledge to identify and counteract such deceptions. We believe end-user training is crucial—after all, more than half of today's computer compromises are due to negligent or malicious employee actions.

Key Features of ADS Cybersecurity Employee Training:

  • Unlimited Dark Web Scans: Identify and mitigate external threats before they impact your business.
  • Email Phishing Tests: Regular simulations to keep your team sharp and prepared for phishing attempts.
  • Access to Training Videos and Weekly Micro Training: Continual learning materials to keep cybersecurity top of mind.
  • Employee Vulnerability Scoring: Assess and address the vulnerabilities within your team.
  • Monthly Newsletters: Stay updated on the latest cybersecurity threats and trends.

Act Now

Don't wait until your business is compromised. The "Pig Butchering" scam is just one of countless schemes lurking online. You can significantly reduce your company's exposure to such threats by training your employees with ADS Consulting Group. Sign up now for a Free Network Assessment and Free Dark web Scan ($5,000 value). We will give you a cybersecurity action plan with user training to protect your assets from being butchered.

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