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What is Phishing?

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Phishing is a fraudulent attempt, usually made through email, to steal your
personal information. The best way to protect yourself from phishing is to learn
how to recognise a phishing site.

Prevent Phishing:

  1. Phishing sites often try to scare you into submitting your username and password. A real     site will never force you or scare you into doing anything in a hurry.
  2. While URL’s look correct in an email, phishing sites often use false URL’s. Be sure to check the address bar of your Web browser. Eg: “https:[email protected] instead of “https://www.bizycash.com”
  3. If you look closely, you may spot misspellings that indicate the site is fraudulent. Eg: Instead of “Information”-  “Infomation” is written.
  4. When you visit a secure page, the beginning of the URL in your Web browser changes from https:// to https://.
  5. You should see a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) lock icon in the address bar for a real site.
  6. The green address bar is a perfect way to identify the genuine Web site.


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