Protect Yourself from Phishing Scams

Within the past few years, phishing emails have become increasingly difficult to detect. However, recognizing similar characteristics in phishing scams helps avoid becoming the victim. If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the questions below, you may be looking at a potential phishing scam.

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Types of Phishing Scams

Phishing scams typically fall into one of these 5 categories:

1. Deceptive Phishing

Deceptive phishing occurs when scammers impersonate credible companies in order to steal personal information and login credentials. These emails typically create a sense of urgency for victims to rectify a problem with their accounts and prompts the unsuspecting to clink on an external link. These external links often look very similar to the login pages of the company that the scammer is mimicking. Victims then sign in to the scammer’s page, thus surrendering their login information.

2. Spear Phishing

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