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Phishing is a commonly used online scam that attempts to trick you into providing your personal information such as your Login ID and Password, credit card number or Social Security Number. Phishing attacks use email and/or malicious websites (clicking on a link) to collect personal and financial information or infect your machine with malware and viruses.
Remember: Google/Gmail will never send you an email to ask you for your login information and password via email or web form unless you are signing in to Gmail. Anyone asking for this type of information via email is undoubtedly a fraud.
Successful phishing scams can have severe consequences not only to the individual whose account has been compromised (personal risk) but also to Gallaudet University (institutional risk).
Phishing email tries to trick you into giving your personal information, like your Login ID and Password or credit card number. Rather than try to get you to buy something, phishing messages usually have a threatening tone in an attempt to fool you into thinking something bad will happen if you don't respond. For example, the message might say something along the lines of "You have violated our terms & service which has been reported to our servers daily. You are required to to verify your account now to secure your mails on our database to avoid shutting down your email within 10-hours." Supplying a phisher with your information can have a number of negative consequences including:
Here is an example of what a phishing scam in an email message might look like:
If you would like more information on how to avoid phishing attacks, please take a moment to read the following articles:
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