Phishers are looking to lure you with bogus emails and pop-ups that seem safe. Will you take the bait or live to swim another day?
Be aware of the warning signs and hang up on phone fraud.
A phisher pays an unexpected visit to someone's home. To learn more, check out Phishing.
Man: Good afternoon Mr. Thomas. I’m from your credit card company. We suspect several unauthorized transactions on your card.
Husband: Really? My credit card company?
Man: Yes, and we care about your security, so we make house calls. Good news is, you give me your social security number and we’ll take care of you.
Husband: Is that all you need?
Uh… oh, not quite – we also need your PIN number. I forgot.
Husband: What’s that on your back?
Husband: Oh, I get it… You’re fishing for my personal information right?
Husband: So you can steal my identity, right?
Husband: Then why do you have a fin sticking out of your back?! Honey, get my tackle box and rod!
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