Phishing/Smishing

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Definition

When you smish it is when it sends a text message that is trying to get you to give away personal information. Phishing is when someone pretends to be someone else such as your bank to get personal information.
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Examples

Vishing is a type of phishing.
Texts asking for your bank number and card number out of no where.
Texts from un known senders with links you have never heard of.
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How to Avoid

- Look at the sender and the subject, even if you think it looks suspicious delete it.
- Be cautious when you receive a message that has a link in it, especially if they are from un known senders.
- Do not reply to messages that are asking for certain very personal information.
- Do not be scared or intimidated to not give out your information.