Phishing is a scam used by IT fraudsters to gather sensitive, personal and/or confidential information (bank details, credit card number, identity, etc.).
More often than not you will receive an e-mail which appears to come from a familiar company that will draw your attention to a problem or ask you to update your personal information by clicking on a link. This link will redirect you to a fraudulent website.
Do the right thing:
- A logo does not prove the identity of the sender
- Never click on a link or an attachment which does not seem genuine
- Never disclose any bank details: password, credit card number, etc.
- When you are re-directed to a website, check that the website address starts with ‘https'