Phishing is the activity of defrauding an online account holder of financial information by posing as a legitimate company. Do not reply to email, text, or pop-up messages that ask for your personal or financial information. Do not give out personal or financial information via phone call. Do not click on links within the email or text message. The message or person may seem to be from an organization you trust, but it is NOT! Legitimate businesses will not ask you to send sensitive information through insecure channels.
Examples of Phishing Messages
"We suspect an unauthorized transaction on your account. To ensure that your account is not compromised, please click the link below and confirm your identity."
"During our regular verification of accounts, we couldn't verify your information. Please click here to update and verify your information."
"Our records indicate that your account was overcharged. You must call us within 7 days to receive your refund.”
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