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"Phishing"
Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information or data, such as usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, or other sensitive details by
impersonating oneself as a trustworthy entity in a digital communication. - 
Wikipedia
 

How to Recognize Phishing
Scammers use email or text messages to trick you into giving them your personal information. They may try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. If they get that information, they could gain access to your email, bank, or other accounts. Scammers launch thousands of phishing attacks like these every day — and they’re often successful. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center reported that people lost $57 million to phishing schemes in one year.

Scammers often update their tactics, but there are some signs that will help you recognize a phishing email or text message.

Phishing emails and text messages may look like they’re from a company you know or trust. They may look like they’re from a bank, a credit card company, a social networking site, an online payment website or app, or an online store.

Phishing emails and text messages often tell a story to trick you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment. They may:-

    • •      say they’ve noticed some suspicious activity or log-in attempts
       
  • •     claim there’s a problem with your account or your payment information
     
  • •     say you must confirm some personal information
     
  • •     include a fake invoice
  • •     want you to click on a link to make a payment
     
  • •     say you’re eligible to register for a government refund
     
  • •     offer a coupon for free stuff

Here is an example of a real world phishing email

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