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Phishing

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Phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. The 'official' definition refers typically to eMail and other electronic and Internet based attempts of obtaining credit card numbers, passwords, or other non-public personal data.  However, these illegal acts can be applied to any form of fraudulent attempt of trying to obtain this information including a simple phone call.

Follow the links below to see what you can do to prevent Phishing and what you can do to report such instances.

Resources and Links:

Anti-Phishing Working Group

FDIC Phishing Scams

Federal Trade Commission Scam Alerts

New E-Scams & Warnings