What is phishing? Phishing is the attempt to trick you into providing information to them via fake e-mails that look real. Like the one you just clicked on. Many of them will have a place to “Change your password” and when you do this, you are handing them your username and password for whatever site they are impersonating.
When reading E-mails, you can hover your mouse over the link to see where it will actually go.
For example, if the link reads www.chase.com, if you hover over it, it should start with www.chase.com. Malicious phishing e-mails will have a different text when you hover. For example, link reads www.chase.com and when you hover, it reads www.imgonnastealyourpassword.com. This would be an example of something you should not click on.
See the tips below on how to not become a victim of email phishing schemes!
According to Kaspersky (Antivirus software), Over a quarter of phishing attacks in 2014 targeted users’ financial data. Don’t ever trust any unsolicited e-mail from your financial institution stating you need to change your password.
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