What is phishing? Phishing is a method of getting personal and financial information through fraudulent means. A phishing scam involves sending spam or pop-up messages to lure credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, passwords, or other sensitive information from Internet users.
Phishing scams can be very elaborate. Emails and pop-ups asking you for information may look authentic and direct you to web sites that appear to be real company sites.
To protect yourself from phishing scams:
See Also: I received an email asking me to update my credit card information.