„Amateurs hack systems, professionals hack people” , Bruce Schneier, computer security expert at Harvard University, says aptly. The quote illustrates that the topic of cyber security is more than just the mere security of systems. The human factor is so attractive for hackers because it constantly opens up new criminal possibilities. There are various social engineering and hacking methods – but there is no such thing as one universal scam. This makes it all the more important to know the most common social engineering tricks.