Tips to help avoid phishing scams

Be on the lookout for phishing scams. Every 20 seconds a new phishing site launches§, so awareness of phishing techniques is crucial to keeping your personal information out of the hands of scammers.

They will use email, phone calls, and text to try to trick you into giving up your information. Understanding a few things phishing scams have in common will help you avoid sharing your information with the wrong people:
They create a sense of urgency to get you to respond. Don’t be pressured into making a decision. Slow down and be suspicious.
They ask for information they should already have. Your bank has your account number, they should never ask for it; the IRS knows your Social Security Number, they should never request it. Don’t give out personal or financial information unless you initiated contact or can confirm the requester’s identity.
Links or attachments. Avoid clicking links in texts or other messages and examine emails with links very closely before clicking. When in doubt, go directly to the site or app.
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§Wandera, 2020 Mobile Threat Landscape Report, p9.

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