The Dangers of Phishing

By Lily van der Kroef

What is Phishing?

Phishing is the deliberate act of trying to obtain information such as social security, credit card information, bank account information, passwords, and e-mails for harmful purposes, usually through a facade to do so without one's knowledge.

Easy Ways to Prevent Phishing

There are over 156 million phishing e-mails sent everyday. So how do you know if you are being tricked? There are some easy ways to find out. Most professional e-mails will not include links, so to be sure, hover your mouse over the link to find out where you will really go if you click. If you feel suspicious of e-mails that ask for personal information, you can also call customer service to find out if the e-mail is in fact real.
What is Phishing?