Frequently Asked Question

What is Phishing and how can I avoid it?
Last Updated a year ago

Phishing is a type of cyber attack where attackers use social engineering tactics to trick people into giving away sensitive information, such as passwords, credit card numbers, or other personal information. Phishing attacks typically involve sending fake emails or creating fake websites that appear legitimate to the victim.

Here are some tips to avoid phishing attacks:

  1. Be cautious of unsolicited emails: Be wary of unsolicited emails, especially those that ask you to click on a link or provide sensitive information. If you are unsure whether an email is legitimate, contact the sender directly to verify its authenticity.
  2. Check the sender's email address: Check the sender's email address to ensure that it matches the company or organization it claims to be from. Phishing emails often use fake email addresses that are similar to legitimate ones.
  3. Look for spelling and grammatical errors: Phishing emails often contain spelling and grammatical errors, which can be a telltale sign that they are fake.
  4. Don't click on links in emails: Don't click on links in emails unless you are certain they are legitimate. Instead, type the website address into your browser or use a search engine to find the website.
  5. Use two-factor authentication: Use two-factor authentication whenever possible to add an extra layer of security to your online accounts. This can help prevent attackers from accessing your accounts even if they have your password.
  6. Keep your software up-to-date: Keep your software, including your web browser and antivirus software, up-to-date with the latest security patches to protect against known vulnerabilities that attackers could exploit. AMS Firstcall can manage this process for you.

By following these tips, you can help protect yourself against phishing attacks and keep your personal information safe.

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