You have probably heard about phishing—even if you do not recognize the term. Phishing is a type of online scam involving email which claims to be from a legitimate business, but actually directs the recipient to a website which collects personal information for identity fraud.
The tips and resources on this page will help you to determine when a site or email is not what it pretends to be.
- How Not to Get Hooked by a Phishing Scam
Wide-ranging tips to help you avoid getting hooked by a phishing scam and subsequently losing your personal information. Provided by the Federal Trade Commission.
- Avoid a Phishing Attack
Extensive guidelines how to avoid social engineering and phishing attacks; explains the common methods that attackers use to steal your personal information. Provided by the U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team.
- Anti-Phishing Working Group
Information on how to eliminate fraud and identity theft that result from phishing, ”pharming“ and e-mail spoofing of all types.