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What is a Phishing Scam and Examples of it?

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What is a Phishing Scam and Examples of it?

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Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Typically carried out by email spoofing or instant messaging, it often directs users to enter personal information at a fake website which matches the look and feel of the legitimate site.

Phishing is an example of social engineering techniques being used to deceive users. Users are often lured by communications purporting to be from trusted parties such as social web sites, auction sites, banks, online payment processors or IT administrators.

Attempts to deal with phishing incidents include legislation, user training, public awareness, and technical security measures (the latter being due to phishing attacks frequently exploiting weaknesses in current web security).

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • June 18, 2019 at 2:25 PM by info

    "BILL OF LADING FOR CCURRENT SHIPMENT

    Tue 6/18/2019 2:15 PM

    From: "MAERSK SHIPPING LINE" - ugalde@monique.com

    To: Recipients

    Dear Customer,

    This is to confirm the loading of your container on the ship MAERSK NEWPORT.

    We kindly ask you to collect the B/L originals to avoid the late withdrawal fees. Please check shipment documents for any changes.

    CHECK DOCUMENTS/TRACK SHIPMENT HERE

    Thank you for choosing Maersk Line for your shipments.

    Best Regards,

    Maersk Line Shipping ,

    Customer Service"

    An example of a phishing scam.

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