Safeguarding Against Phishing Scams on WhatsApp
7 November 2023

Safeguarding Against Phishing Scams on WhatsApp

In today’s hyperconnected world, the landscape of cyber threats is continuing to evolve at an unprecedented pace. At Ziegler Group, the security and trust of our customers have always been our top priorities. It is with this commitment in mind that we wish to address a recent popular phishing scam that has come to our attention and provide some essential guidelines to ensure your safety online.


The Current Threat

Several reports have emerged concerning unsolicited messages being sent through WhatsApp. These messages, which falsely claim affiliation with your partner, request personal and banking information from the recipients under the pretence of providing transport services.


Ensuring Your Safety

Always Verify: 

Before sharing any personal or financial details, make sure to confirm the source. Ziegler Group representatives will never ask for your personal or banking details using WhatsApp.

Beware of Spontaneous Communications: 

Always approach sudden requests, especially those asking for personal or financial details, with scepticism. It’s better to double-check than to regret it later.

Regularly Update: 

Ensure that your devices are updated with the latest security patches and software updates. Cyber threats often exploit vulnerabilities in outdated software.

Educate & Share: 

The power of knowledge cannot be understated. Share this advisory with your coworkers, friends, and family. The more informed we are as a community, the harder it is for scammers to succeed.


A Commitment to Security

At Ziegler Group, we continuously monitor and assess potential threats, strengthening our security protocols and systems. While we take every measure to ensure our operations are safe, individual vigilance remains the best line of defence against phishing scams.

Should you have any concerns, questions, or need to verify any communication you’ve received from someone claiming to be from Ziegler Group, please reach out to us directly through our official contact channels. 


Your safety and trust are paramount to us.