Answer: Phishing is the act of ‘fishing’ for sensitive information.
What is phishing?
Phishing comprises any means of contact meant to steal confidential information. This happens via social media, fake emails, imitation websites and by phone. Frauds ‘fish’ for information about potential victims by sending emails, placing social media posts, sending text messages or by making urgent calls. Their objective is to gain access to your digital or physical possessions.
How can I prevent phishing?
You can prevent phishing by using the tips below:
- Secure yourself
- Check the sender
- Don’t provide any information
- Check the link
- In case of doubt, do not provide your information
You cannot always prevent being targeted by phishing activities. What you can do, however, is install a good virus scanner and spam boxes (unwanted mailboxes) in order to filter out most phishing emails.
Check the sender
Is the name of the sender an official company address? Or is it just a good imitation? Are you addressed by name? Or just by ‘Dear Sir/Madam’ or even nothing? The less personal the email, the greater the odds that you’re dealing with a phishing activity.
Check the link
Does the link you are about to click actually start with https://www.litebit.eu/? Is LiteBit spelled differently, or does the link not start the way it is described above? Chances are it is not the official LiteBit website. The first part of the link shows you where you will be redirected.
In case of doubt, do not provide your information
If you don’t trust the situation, do not provide your information. You can contact us to check if LiteBit is really trying to contact you.
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