Phishing (pronounced ‘fishing’) refers to fraudulent communication designed to deceive consumers into divulging personal, financial or account information to enable identity theft. Phishing emails continue to be prevalent for individuals and companies. Spoofing well-known companies, these emails ask consumers to reply, or ‘click’ on a link to a fraudulent web page that will ask for personal information, such as their credit card/bank account number, Social Security number, date of birth, account password, online user id, and other information.
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