What are examples of phishing?
Examples: Phishing email / Phishing website
- Generic greeting. Phishing emails are usually sent in large batches.
- Forged link. Even if a link has a name you recognize somewhere in it, it doesn’t mean it links to the real organization.
- Requests personal information.
- Sense of urgency.
What is phishing and how does it work?
Phishing is a cyber attack that uses disguised email as a weapon. The goal is to trick the email recipient into believing that the message is something they want or need — a request from their bank, for instance, or a note from someone in their company — and to click a link or download an attachment.
What is a phishing site?
A phishing website (sometimes called a “spoofed” site) tries to steal your account password or other confidential information by tricking you into believing you’re on a legitimate website. You could even land on a phishing site by mistyping a URL (web address).
How do you spot a pet scammer?
What are the Red Flags?
- Photos of the dog or ad text can be found on other websites. Do an internet search for the pet you are considering.
- The seller asks for wiring of money or payment by gift cards.
- The price seems too good to be true.
- The seller prefers to handle communication by email and not the phone.