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Phishing is when a thief uses a fake website or email that looks like the real thing. From there the scammer can use fake login screens that trick you into entering your username, password, card number, or other sensitive information. Once it's entered on the fake site, the scammer can steal it and use it to get into your accounts and do lots of damage. If you think that you might have been hacked by a phishing, make sure to sign into your accounts to change the passwords right away so that the scammer can't get back in.

To prevent phishing always:

  • Make sure that websites you visit are legitimate. If something seems off, be absolutely positive that the site is the real thing before entering ANY information.

  • If you receive an email or text from an unknown sender containing a link, do not click the link.

  • Be careful to only visit secure websites. To check, be sure to look at the bar at the top of the screen. If there is a small message that says "not secure", you might want to be extra careful. If your browser doesn't have this feature, make sure that the bar at the top of the browser says "https" on it. If it only says "http" with no "s", the site might not be safe and you might get redirected to a phishing site.

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