KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN EMAILS
WHAT IS PHISHING?
Phishing is when creepy people send you fake emails or fake phone calls to try and get your personal information. They can steal your social security numbers, phone numbers, credit cards, emails, passwords, bank accounts, etc. Some key things to look for are misspelled URL's, text abbreviations, and fake links. If you hover over highlighted words, you can see if the link is real or not. If it does not have http:/ in the beginning, it is most likely a scam email. Also, it might say "Dear Valued Costumer" or something like that. If you really were a valued costumer, they would use your name.
If you follow these steps, you will be able to avoid phishing.
This is an example of phishing. Someone sent out a fake email that looked like it was from PayPal. In red, you can see where the scams are.
This is a visual metaphor to tell you to not feed into the phishers.
DO NOT GIVE IN TO PHISHING!!!
Now that you know what to look for in a phishing email, make sure you you are careful with what you put in to the computer, beaus it could jeopardize you.
What is Phishing?