Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to get sensitive information or data, such as usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, or other private details, by impersonating as a trustworthy entity in a digital communication.
Tips to Identify Phishing Messages
- Miscellaneous typos or grammar errors, change in tone typically from the sender.
- Does hovering over the link show a web address that looks strange?
- Does clicking on the link or attachment take you to a place that is asking for your account credentials?
- Does the message make sense for you? Would sender need to send you an email about the content?