Avoid Targeted Phishing Scams

Targeted phishing employs social engineering techniques—using the recipient’s name and perhaps other specific information such as an entity with which they do business, thus making the email look legitimate. The goal is to obtain your personal information, which they could use to commit account takeover or identity theft.

If you are ever contacted via Facebook or email by someone that you know and they are asking for money or sensitive information, then you may be a victim of phishing.

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