an attempt by fraudulent individuals or organized groups of people aimed to trick people into giving away sensitive financial information
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2017
National Debt Relief recently shared in an article published March 16, 2017 some of the ways consumers can avoid phishing. The article titled “Fraudulent Phishing: What to Know and How to Protect Yourself” lists down some ways on how this fraudulent financial practice is carried out in hopes of educating people and helping them avoid the scam.
The article starts out by clearly identifying what phishing is. Consumers need to understand that it is an attempt by fraudulent individuals or organized groups of people aimed to trick people into giving away sensitive financial information. These frauds are able to do this by posing as legitimate representatives of unsuspecting financial institutions. The information these crooks try to get from consumers can include credit card numbers, ATM pin, social security numbers and more.
The article explains that the way it is done is these frauds would try and communicate with consumers trying to pass off as a reputable financial institution or business establishment. This is mostly done through email correspondence. The problem is that once a consumer goes to a link provided, it looks very much like the company they are trying to represent. As these usually asks for sensitive information, personal details typed in those fraudulent sites goes straight to the scammers.
There are some frauds who would try to accomplish this through a phone call still with the objective of trying to get financial information from a consumer. The article shares that the challenge with this is that phone attacks can be harder to identify. The best thing to do is for people to be the one to call the company directly.
To read the full article and view the safety infographic, click https://www.nationaldebtrelief.com/spot-phishing-attacks-protect-yourself/