Phishing emails and fake websites have become a true problem. Fraudsters send fake emails or set up fake websites to trick you into disclosing your username and password. Many times, they will use trusted companies’ names and logos to lure you in.
Here are signs you may have received a phishing email:
- Urgent action required
- Link to a fake website
- Generic greeting
- Unofficial web address
When using the web:
- Check the URL address for any misspelling
- Be leery of pop-ups
- Use a Web browser with anti-phishing detection
If you are unsure about a website, do not sign in. Instead, close and reopen your browser then type the URL into your browser’s URL bar. This is the best way to be sure you are not redirected to a fake site.