What Is It?
What is phising?
How To Recognise Phishing Email Messages Or Links
Phishing email messages are designed to steal your identity. They ask for personal data, or direct you to websites or phone numbers to call where they ask you to provide personal data. A few clues can help you spot fraudulent email messages or links within them.
What Does a Phishing Email Message Look Like?
Phishing email messages take a number of forms:
They might appear to come from your bank or financial institution, a company you regularly do business with, such as Microsoft or from your social networking site.
They might appear to be from someone you in your email address book.
They might ask you to make a phone call. Phone phishing scams direct you to call a phone number where a person or an audio response unit waits to take your account number, personal identification number, password, or other valuable personal data.
They might include official-looking logos and other identifying information taken directly from legitimate websites, and they might include convincing details about your personal history that scammers found on your social networking pages.
They might include links to spoofed websites where you are asked to enter personal information