What is Phishing?
Phishing is a form of fraud where a scammer attempts to gain log in credentials or account information from the victim. These scammers usually impersonate as a reputable company or person through email or other forms of communication. These scammers can either install malicious software on to your device or try to trick you into providing them with personal information such as your passwords or credit card information. Phishing scams are designed to look as authentic as possible. Below are some examples of phishing scam emails including scams that seek log in/account information as well as ransomware that seeks to infect your computer with malicious software.
If you feel that an email looks suspicious or malicious, pay attention to typos, fake links, fraudulent senders, and threatening language included within the email. Below are samples of what to look out for.