It is a fraud, often that occurs online, that pose as banks, providers, or other organizations, in order to get a hold of your personal information including, your bank account, credit card, social security number, or any other confidential information.
How do you prevent yourself from phishing?
- Don't reveal any of your personal information without double checking if the website is reliable or not.
- If you aren't expecting any calls or emails from these organizations that they claim they are, don't answer them!
- If an offer seems too good to be true, it most likely isn't true. Call the organization for a follow-up.
- Don't be too quick to reveal information through the internet.