The Dangers of Phishing

Phishing is a method of obtaining sensitive information from people using technology such as calls or emails.

In 2019, there were 26 billion phishing calls. Even thought phishing calls have been around for years, many people are still suffering from them today.

So far 56 million US residents have lost money from a phone scam this year.

What makes phishing calls and email so dangerous is the manipulation of people's fear and lack of information. Getting a phishing call or email can be quite frightening, especially for younger kids, or elderly people. Phishing scams use this anxiety to their advantage, often noting a time restraint.

Phishing is one of the most dangerous forms of cybercrime because, for the most part, it can’t be detected by regular antivirus software. Phishing scammers don’t need to infect your computer with a virus in order to obtain your information, because you will willingly give it up by following the link provided in the email.

Once an individual or organization behind the phishing scam has your personal information, you are in danger of falling victim to identity theft, which has serious consequences for your financial stability and credit

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