How to protect yourself from scammers this year

Phishing attacks are a cyber criminal’s attempt to steal your information by posing as a familiar organization, such as your employer or a government agency. Now, attacks are on the rise.

The best way to protect yourself from a phishing scam is to be wary about giving out personal information to any party, particularly if the information is personal or related to your finances.

Keeping Your Guard Up

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One common red flag is if the sender is pressing you to submit your information urgently.

Another is when someone asks you for information that they wouldn’t normally need, such as your “employer” asking for your credit card number.

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Also, check the sender’s address for signs of a suspicious email account, or the email itself for any questionable URLs. If anything looks out of place, be sure to avoid clicking on them altogether.


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