Phishing and Smishing

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Definition of Phishing and Smishing

Phishing: Fake replicas of sites communicating through email

Smishing: Mobile fraud messages

How to Prevent Phishing and Smishing

•Recognize the signs of phishing and smishing to prevent it. It can be easy to tell is the email isn't authentic.

•If the email or text has any spelling mistakes then it is almost certainly fake. The message will also contain threats like, "If you don't fill out this form, then your account will permanently be blocked."

•Another thing to watch out for is a link or a name of a popular company like Facebook.

•Always check your online bank accounts for irregular activity.

•Never enter personal information to pop-ups or unreliable web sites.


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