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If you get a phishing email, forward it to of the Anti-Phishing Working Group. If you receive a phishing SMS message, report it to SPAM immediately (7726). Step 2: File a report with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at

Phishing is an attempt to get sensitive information and identity, such as credit card numbers (used for online purchases or e-marketing—indirect money), usernames, and passwords (while using a personal email account or other social networking sites).

When we suspect an email is phishing or suspicious, we may display a warning or move it to Spam.

  • Step 1: Gathering Data (Bait) Preparing the bait is the first of three steps in a phishing assault.
  • Step 2: The Hook (Promise)
  • Step 3: Launching the Attack (Catch)

Phishing is a type of social engineering assault that is frequently used to obtain sensitive information from users, such as login credentials and credit card details. It happens when a hacker poses as a trustworthy entity and convinces a victim to open an email, instant message, or text message.

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