How to Spot a Phish – The 5 Ways You Are Most Likely To Get Scammed
Phishing attacks are a type of online scam in which the attacker uses social engineering techniques to get you to give up your personal information. You may receive an email or text message that appears to be from a legitimate company, or you may be tricked into clicking on a link that takes you to a fake website. Once you give up your information, the attacker can use it for identity theft, credit card fraud, and other malicious purposes.
In this section, we will talk about the 5 ways that people are most likely to get scammed.
1) You receive an email or text message that appears to be from a legitimate company
2) You click on a link that takes you to a fake website
3) The email asks for personal information such as usernames and passwords
4) Fake websites: Websites can be made to look like the website of a legitimate company, but they are not. They can have typos in the URL and other inconsistencies with the real website.
5) Malware installed on your device: This is when hackers install malware onto your computer