Chapter 7. Tip 7: Recognize and Avoid Phishing Scams


Threat Type: Victim enabled

Examples of Threats:

• E-mails asking for account information that will then be used by identity thieves

• E-mails “selling” security services

Our Tips:

• Never click any of the links within the e-mail.

• Never send account information via e-mail.

• Never reply to any e-mail asking for personal or account information, even if a phone number is provided.

Phishing is a relatively new social engineering scam that has become one of the most popular tactics used by identity thieves. Phishing scams play on people’s fear or sense of doing what is right by tricking victims ...

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