Online Security and Advanced Searching
What is Phishing?
The act of sending email that falsely claims to be from a legitimate organization. This is usually combined with a threat or request for information: for example, that an account will close, a balance is due, or information is missing from an account.
How do you spot fraud emails and websites?
Who is the target audience for the website or information?
Are there independent sources of information quoted on the website?
Is there contact information on the website?
Is the information up to date?
How regularly is the website updated?
Is the site properly designed?
Does it carry official logos?