‘Phishing’ is a method of fraud that involves tricking the victim into giving their information such as account names and passwords to their online accounts. This might be email, social media, or bank / credit card / PayPal accounts. Usually, phishing takes the form of a spoof email where clicking a link sends you to a fake website where you ( the victim) the victim unwittingly submits your log-in details. Your Money is then stolen and / or your details are stolen for further use by the criminals.
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