Phishing is a fraudulent way of acquiring your personal information, whether it be your name & address, passwords, financial info, etc.
The most common method that phishers use to obtain your info is via email.
For example, you might receive an email that looks like it was sent from your bank. The email looks exactly like the type of email your bank would send (same logo, same style, same design), hence, making it easy to fool you. They might ask you to verify your information with the bank as part of a “security” process and ask you to click on a link. You are redirected to a site that looks just like that of your financial institution, after which you then input your personal details including password, not knowing that this was not the “actual” (official) website of your bank. You’ve just been phished! They now have access to your bank account.
There are other ways to obtain your personal info by fraudulent means in order to scam you. Email is just one of the common one.
Here are a few tips you can use to avoid phishing scams.
Those are just a few suggestions to protect yourself from being scammed! Do not fall prey to these scammers!
If you have been scammed and would like to report it online, post the scam at ScamRadar.com
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