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Okay, what’s phishing? Phishing is a cyber-attack method designed to steal user data, such as login credentials and credit card numbers.
Often phishing hackers will try to make you think you’re on an official website—when it is just a fake website that is disguised to match the look and feel of the legitimate site.
Did you win something or get free Bitcoin? These examples are clear red flags.
Phishing emails usually have bad spelling or poor grammar.
Does the formatting look suspicious? Images don’t fit well, and the logo might look different.
Are you being pressured to complete an action or claim a prize? Typical businesses will give you adequate time.
Have you received emails or calls from this person before?
Phishing scams often pose as trusted sources; Banks, crypto projects or government workers.
Organisations will have their own email domains or company accounts. Some smaller companies might not. Watch out for them.
Phishing emails always include a link to click on or interact with an attachment. Do not easily click on these.