“Dear customer, your account has been hacked. Click this link to sign into your account and restore it.” If you have received an email like this recently, chances are scammers tried to target you in a phishing scheme.
General greetings, urgency and threats, and demands for sensitive information are all telltale signs of an online phishing scheme. Criminals will often ask you to disclose sensitive information like bank account numbers or passwords to sign into your account. Banks take extensive measures to protect their customers information and would never send you an email asking for this information.
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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.