Being targeted by scammers is, unfortunately, something which happens often in today’s society.
Whether it’s online or on the phone, fraudsters are actively looking to extract personal information which they can use for their own benefit.
‘Phishing’ emails are one tactic used by cyber criminals.
According to Action Fraud, ‘phishing’ is a form of online fraud that involves sending an email to an individual posing as a company or brand they recognise and attempting to convince the recipient to either hand over valuable personal details or money, or download something that infects their computer.
This type of fraud can also be carried out through other channels such as over the phone (known as ‘vishing’) or by text message (known as ‘smishing’).
It’s important you safeguard yourself as much as possible and there are steps you can take to protect yourself.
HOW TO DEAL WITH A ‘PHISHING’ EMAIL
HOW TO DEAL WITH A ‘VISHING’ PHONE CALL
Source: NFU Mutual