Fraud 101: Phishing

Phishing is when hackers and fraudsters impersonate legitimate businesses to trick you into revealing your personal information or login credentials through hyperlinks in an email or text message. This tactic is common because it’s easier to trick someone into giving out information than to break through their device’s defense systems. Be wary of unsolicited requests for personal information, and don’t click on links in emails or text messages that you don’t recognize.