Phishing

It's Dangerous!!

What is Phishing?

Phishing is when a hacker gets a hold of your personal and financial information. It can happen if you get an email that might look real and from an actual company, but chances are it's fake. Hackers can take your credit card, social security number and even your address or email. Some emails might make you go to a link or download something, which can cause a virus on your computer. Be careful when looking at emails, and make sure your not giving anyone your personal information.
Cybercrime Exposed: How to Spot a Phishing Scam

How to tell if an email is fake

  • It asks you to go to a link and log in
  • It doesn't address you by name
  • Typing errors
  • Texting "language"
  • Makes you download something
  • The email that sent it to you isn't spelled correctly
  • Says you've won something to catch your eye
  • Says someone has hacked into one of your accounts and other information like that

Stay Safe and be aware of phishing

Now you know what's out there, so you know to stay away from these emails and never give out any personal information to anyone.