Tips To Avoid Phishing Scams

Phishing is a type of cybercrime where a target is approached by someone pretending to be a trustworthy source in order to trick people into giving up personal information

The information is then used to access important accounts and can result in identity theft and financial loss

Phishing scams have been around since the inception of the Internet, and they will not go away any time soon

Here are some tips to avoid falling prey to phishing scams

Think before you click

It's not a good idea to click on links that appear in random emails and instant messages. Before clicking on links you are unsure of, hover over them to see where they will take you

Verify a site's security

Make sure the website's URL starts with "https" and that there is a closed lock icon next to the address bar before entering any information on it

Update your internet browser

Popular browsers regularly receive security updates in response to security flaws that phishers and other hackers inevitably find and exploit

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