Phishing is when a scammer impersonates reputable organisations, to trick you into providing personal information.

This often comes in the forms of fake emails that seem to be from someone you trust, like your bank, asking you to complete a certain task like update your account details, reset a password, or confirm your credit card information. A scammer may then trick you into providing your personal information by redirecting you to a fake website; or opening a link, attachment or webpage that puts malicious software onto your device that steals your information.

Protect yourself from phishing scams by not opening any emails, links or attachments that you aren’t expecting. If you’re unsure whether an email you have received is legitimate, contact the organisation over-the-phone or in-person and ask. Remember: if it seems suspicious, it probably is. Delete any suspicious emails from your inbox.

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