What is Phishing?
Phishing is a type of cyber attack where scammers try to trick you into revealing personal information, such as your credit card numbers or passwords.
Phishing attacks can be sent via email, text message, or even social media. The scammers will often try to make their messages look like they’re from a legitimate source, such as your bank or credit card company. They will then ask you to click on a link or open an attachment, or to enter your personal information. If you click on the link or open the attachment, you will be taken to a fake website that looks like the real website. If you enter your personal information, the scammers will be able to steal it.
How to Spot a Phishing Scam?
There are a few things you can look out for to spot a phishing scam.
First, be suspicious of any unsolicited emails or messages that ask you for personal information.
Second, check the sender’s email address or phone number to make sure it’s legitimate.
Third, look for typos or grammatical errors in the message.
Fourth, hover your mouse over any links in the message to see the real URL before you click on it.
Fifth, don’t click on any attachments in the message, even if they look like they’re from a trusted source.
What to Do If You Think You’ve Been Phished?
If you think you’ve been phished, there are a few things you can do. First, change your passwords for all of your accounts. Second, contact your bank or credit card company to let them know what happened. Third, report the phishing scam to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
How to Protect Yourself from Phishing?
Here are a few things you can do to protect yourself from phishing:
1. Be careful what you click on. Don’t click on links or open attachments in emails or messages from people you don’t know.
2. Use strong passwords and change them regularly.
3. Keep your software up to date.
4. Be cautious about what personal information you share online.