The Dangers of Phishing

Don't fall for the trap!

Phishing is very dangerous if you fall for the trap.

Phishing: The activity of defrauding an online account holder of financial information by posing as a legitimate company.

It is very easy for someone to phish your information, but with a careful eye and a knowledge of what to look for, you can easily tell if an email is trying to phish your information.

All the things to look out for!

1. Not addressing you with your real name.

2. Obvious misspelled words.

3. Different links.

4. Asking for personal information.

5. The offer seems to good to be true.

6. You didn't initiate the action. e.g. YOU WON THE LOTTERY!! (You never bought a ticket...)

7. Message makes unrealistic threats.

8. Message appears from a government agency.

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