Internet "phishing" scams are one of the fastest-growing frauds today. Phishing expeditions can range from an elaborate website with fake graphics and logos to a simple text email offering a great mortgage rate. Both are designed for one purpose: to collect email recipients' personal financial details, such as credit card numbers, bank account usernames and passwords.
By hijacking the trusted brands of banks, online retailers, credit card companies and even government agencies, fraudsters are able to trick some consumers into handing over their personal financial information.
How to Protect Yourself
"Stop, Look and Call"The Department of Justice advises consumers to "stop, look and call" if they receive a suspicious email.
If You Become a VictimIf you believe you've given out sensitive financial information to a fraudster, you should:
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