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Looking Out For Phishing Scams

Posted by Sean McCabe on October 23, 2017 at 4:03 PM

Looking out for phishing scams is now a day-to-day experience for anyone who uses the internet. How cyber-criminals are finding ways to trick consumers into divulging sensitive information (e.g. bank or credit card account numbers or passwords) isn’t much of a mystery. They send their victims an email, an online popup, or call and claim that they represent a business and need you to update or confirm or validate private account info. If they are very aggressive, they may even threaten “legal consequences” if you don't divulge your info. Phishing allows criminals to dig into your personal information by simply using phony email messages and fake websites to steal. This is the kind of garbage that leads to identity theft. If you let them.

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Topics: phishing, how to prevent phishing

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