Phishing Scams

Phishing scams are a form of cybercrime where attackers impersonate legitimate organizations or entities to deceive individuals into revealing sensitive information, such as usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, or other personal data. The attackers often use deceptive tactics to manipulate people into taking actions that compromise their security. Here’s a bit more detail on how these scams generally work:

Phishing Emails Attackers send fraudulent emails impersonating trusted organizations, enticing recipients to click on malicious links or download infected attachments. These emails often request sensitive information like passwords or credit card details.
Tech Support Scams Scammers pose as technical support representatives, claiming to fix non-existent computer issues. They gain remote access to victims’ computers and steal information or demand payment for “services”.
Online Auction or Shopping Scams Fraudulent sellers on auctions or shopping websites offer products at low prices, receive payments, and then disappear without delivering the products.
Investment Scams Scammers offer fake investment opportunities that promise high returns, preying on victims’ desire to make quick profits.
Lottery and Prize Scams Victims receive notifications claiming they’ve won a lottery or prize but need to pay fees or provide personal information to claim their winnings.

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