How to protect your personal information online
Your email inbox may sometimes be flooded with offers from online retailers promoting sales, coupons and special deals. Unfortunately, some of these messages may actually be instances of phishing.
What’s phishing? It’s when hackers send emails or text messages pretending to be from reputable companies in order to trick you into giving them what they want—typically, your personal information—like passwords or credit card numbers.
Some Internet scams are targeting seniors.1 Scammers want to catch you with your guard down and get you to offer up your personal, protected information. To protect yourself from phishing, it’s important to learn the common forms, ways to spot a phishing message and how to report phishing scams.