Unit 4 – Question 1

“Phishing” is an illegal attempt to “fish” for your private, sensitive data. One of the most common phishing scams involves sending an email that counterfeitly claims to be from a well-known company (like PayPal).

Phishing emails often lead you to fake or “spoof” websites in an attempt to steal your private data. These could look very unusual and not fit with what you expect from the company, or could appear very genuine – but end up having a suspicious URL in the web address bar. If you believe you’re on a spoof website, don’t enter any information and delete the suspicious email from your inbox.

See the photo below to notice some unusual points when receiving a fake email.





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