Beware of phishing scams: Do not take the bait and be the ‘phish that gets caught’ Phishing is a...

Beware of phishing scams: Do not take the bait and be the ‘phish that gets caught'

Phishing is an email-based attack when a malicious email is being sent to you with the purpose of you disclosing sensitive information about yourself. It


is also the most common means of obtaining information to attack unsuspecting users.

The false emails often look surprisingly legitimate and even the web pages, where you are asked to enter your information, might look genuine. However, the URL in the address field can alert you whether the page you have been directed to is valid or not.

Different emails are being sent to attract the victims. Some emails might refer to your personal information that needs to be updated or


validated and you being asked to enter your username and password, after clicking on a link provided in this email.

Other emails might even ask you to enter more information, such as your full name, address, phone number and credit card numbers. By just visiting the false website and entering your username and password, the phisher might be able to gain access to more information by logging into your account.

Visit our website to learn more: http://www.saps.gov.za/alert/phishing.php

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