Something Smells Phishy


1/9/2018


Phishing attacks are techniques used by cybercriminals to con users into revealing sensitive information. Here are some tips for what you can do to protect yourself from phishing scams.

  1. Always be suspicious of any unsolicited communication from business or individuals, regardless of the message medium.

  2. Fraudsters send phony emails or text messages that appear to come from valid sources in an attempt to trick users.

  3. Don’t click on links or attachments in suspected emails, texts, or social media messages.

  4. Directly contact the purported sender via their official website, phone number, or email if you are not sure about a message you received.

  5. Don’t be rushed. Scammers utilize fear tactics to con you into thinking you must act quickly.