Phishing is a tool used by thieves to lure unsuspecting users into providing their confidential information by masquerading as a trustworthy entity. One example of phishing is fake email that closely resembles a known entity. Within the deceptive email, there are one or more links which, once clicked, redirect the individual to a fake website that closely resembles the legitimate website. Once at the illegitimate website, the individual is requested to enter usernames, passwords, account details, and/or other confidential information, which are then captured by the perpetrator. Once this information is provided, one’s confidential information is compromised. The best defense against this type of scam is education. Here are a few tips to help you safely navigate the online environment:
We hope this information assists you in safeguarding your confidential data.