What is Phishing?

Phishing, Smishing, and Vishing…Oh My!

In today’s digital age, protecting your financial assets is more crucial than ever. To help you become better prepared in preventing fraud, we will equip you with the knowledge and tools to fend off phishing, smishing, and vishing attacks.

What is Phishing?
Phishing is a tactic used by cybercriminals to trick individuals into sharing sensitive information such as passwords, credit card numbers, and personal details. Perpetrators pretend to be trustworthy entities such as banks, government agencies, or loved ones through fraudulent emails, websites, or messages.

How to help prevent Phishing Attacks:
1. Educate Yourself: Stay informed and share with loved ones about the signs of phishing emails such as suspicious links, urgent language, or requests for personal information.
2. Verify Sender Authenticity: Before clicking on any links or providing sensitive information, verify the legitimacy of the sender. Check email addresses carefully for any discrepancies or unusual characters.
3. Utilize Security Measures: Employ security tools such as anti-phishing software, spam filters, and browser security features. Enable two-factor authentication whenever possible to add an extra layer of protection to your accounts.

By staying informed and vigilant, together, we can build a stronger defense against fraud and ensure the security of your finances. Join us in this proactive effort to safeguard your finances.

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