Scammers use email or text messages to trick you into giving them your personal information. They may try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. If they get that information, they could gain access to your email, bank, or other accounts. Scammers launch thousands of phishing attacks like these every day—and they’re often successful. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center reported that people lost $30 million to phishing schemes in one year. But there are several things you can do to protect yourself.
• How to Recognize Phishing
• How to Protect Yourself from Phishing Attacks
• What to Do If You Suspect a Phishing Attack
• What to Do If You Responded to a Phishing Email
• How to Report Phishing