Phishing Explained

“Don’t click on that link–it’s phishing!” Phishing (pronounced “fishing”) is when scammers attempt to trick you into giving them pieces of your personal information. With that info, they may be able to access your online accounts. Some phishing attempts look incredibly authentic, with logos and language that sound nearly identical to companies you usually use.

The Federal Trade Commission has an excellent website explaining phishing, how to recognize it, and what to do if it happens to you. Go to https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-recognize-and-avoid-phishing-scams to learn more.

 

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