Yesterday i had a phishing scare. What is phishing? It’s one of the internet’s biggest threats. Scammers send you an email that looks like a legitimate email from a reputable company. Could be a bank, ebay, paypal. The one i received was from a fake paypal email. It doesn’t just have to be email, it could be a fake website too. They usually ask you to login and or get your login and password from you somehow.
Because, i’ve been a victim of this before, i knew what to do. I had my ebay accounted stolen from me cause of phishing. The email looked so real. I thought i was giving the information to ebay.
Yesterday, i received a notice from a fake paypal email address. It looked real. Said, firstname.lastname@example.org. But it had a charge i wasn’t familiar with, and after i logged on to paypal, i saw that there was so such charge. I quickly sent forwarded the email to paypal to confirm and they told me it was phishing.
Be organized so you can spot suspicius looking email. Report ASAP to the legitimate authorities. Don’t fall victim to phishing scams.