"Phishing" is the term in english for the type of scams that occur on the internet and seeking to gain access to financial data of the victims. These scams usually arise through e-mails, chats or social networks. In the case of e-mails, these are forged to appear to be legitimate, and therefore adopt images, logos and names of the institutions by which they intend to spend. The financial institutions are the main targets of these attacks.
How to recognize an attack of "phishing"?
Be aware of e-mails that ask you for personal information, such as account numbers, passwords or other personal data, and messages that ask you urgent actions or immediate.
In the event of a suspected attack:
Verify the origin of the e-mail, checking the actual address that sent the message (see the properties of the sender or check the headers of e-mail).
Do not click links or images, or click on the button "reply".
Contact the company or the person who supposedly have contacted to confirm the truthfulness of the message, through official contacts, meaning, do not use the problems which may arise in the e-mail address suspect.
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