A cyber criminal can send fake emails that appear to be coming from someone you know. These suspicious emails that may look like they are from a valid sender are known as phishing expedition attacks. Victims from these so called “phishing expedition” attacks are tricked into giving out personal information or accessing malicious websites that can infect their devices.
So how do you prevent a phishing expedition attack? If you recieve a suspicious email requesting for important information you should always verify the message for authenticity. For best security practices, if the message appears to be suspicious you should give a call to that person to verify it was them who actually sent it. Banks or investment companies will never ask for sensitive information via email.
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