What is Phishing, Smishing and Vishing?
Phishing is an email scan which tries to make you divulge sensitive personal or financial information. Examples include refunds, safety advice and even donation requests. Fraudsters will try to make you click on links that aren’t safe. So think before you click. If in doubt, then don’t click. And don’t open any attachments from senders that you don’t know.
Smishing is a text message scam that appears to come from a trustworthy source e.g. the government, your doctor etc. The text will try to steal personal or financial information. If you doubt the text’s authenticity, don’t click links.
Vishing is phone call scam. Always be suspicious of cold-callers. Hang up if you can’t verify the caller. Banks, police etc. will never ask for security information, so never give out personal details. If you’re concerned, call the organisation back on the number listed on their website, ideally on a different phone as criminals can sometimes keep the line open.
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