General Security Tips
E-mail Scams: Phishing
What is phishing?
"Phishing" (pronounced "fishing") is an online scam that involves e-mail that
appears to come from a reputable company that you recognized and do business with. In some cases, the e-mail may
appear to come from a government agency. Phishing e-mails typical warn you of a serious problem that requires your
immediate attention. The e-mail may encourage you to click on a button to go to a phony web site that may look
exactly like the real site. The site may ask you to update personal information for verification. If you provide
the requested information, you may find yourself the victim of identity theft.
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