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Top Tips for Protecting Yourself from Phishing Scams

Top Tips for Protecting Yourself from Phishing Scams

Scammers are always switching up their techniques to trick consumers into revealing personal information or downloading malware on their devices. This leaves them vulnerable to identity theft. One of the most common ways scammers do this is through phishing scams and email/website spoofing. In a phishing scam, you receive an email that looks like it’s from a legitimate business. It has a similar logo or other identifying marks. The email asks you to update or verify your account information by clicking a link. When you click that link, you’re directed to a spoofed website that looks identical to the real thing. If you log in to your account on the spoofed website, you have unintentionally provided your information to a scammer. The same thing can happen via text message. In that case, it’s...

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