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In phishing, cyber criminals try to steal personal information such as online passwords, bank details or money from an unsuspecting victim.
Very often, the criminal uses an email, a phone call, or even a fake website that pretends to be from a reputable company.
The criminals can use personal information to fill in profiles of a victim that can be sold on the dark web.
Cyber criminals use emails to retrieve victims’ personal information to commit fraud or infect the user’s computer for nefarious purposes
In some phishing attempts, criminals send infected files in emails to take control of a victim’s computer.
Any form of social media or electronic communication can be part of a phishing attempt.
Action Fraud warns that you should never assume that an incoming message is from a real company – especially if it asks for payment or wants you to log into an online account.
Banks and other financial institutions will never email looking for passwords or other sensitive information.
An executed spam filter should protect against most malicious messages, although the user should never call the number at the bottom of a suspicious email or follow his link.
Experts advise that customers should call the organization directly to see if the attempted communication was genuine.
According to Action Fraud, “Phishing emails encourage you to visit the fake websites.
They usually have an important sounding excuse to respond to the email, such as telling you that your bank details have been compromised, or claiming they are from a company or agency and you are entitled to a refund, discount, reward or discount.
The email states that you must follow a link to enter crucial information such as login credentials, personal information, bank account information or anything else that can be used to cheat you.
Alternatively, the phishing email may try to encourage you to download an attachment. The email says it’s useful, such as a discount coupon that you can use with a discount, a form you must complete to claim a tax credit, or a piece of software to improve the security of your phone or computer .
“In reality, it is a virus that infects your phone or computer with malware, which is designed to steal personal or banking information that you have saved or to make your device pay a ransom so you have to pay a fee.”