Answer: Phishing is ‘fishing’ for privacy-sensitive information.
What is phishing?
Phishing is any form of contact to extract confidential information. This is done via social media, fake emails, counterfeit websites and by telephone. Fraudsters ‘fish’ for information from potential victims by sending emails, posting social media messages, sending text messages or calling you claiming some form of urgency. The goal is to gain access to digital or physical property.
What can I do to prevent phishing?
You can prevent phishing with the following tips:
- Secure yourself
- Check the sender
- Do not provide any information
- Check the link
- When in doubt, do not provide information
Being the target of phishing activity cannot always be prevented. But installing a good virus scanner and setting up spam boxes (unwanted email boxes) can filter most phishing emails.
Check the sender
Is the name of the sender an official business address? Or does it just look like one? Are you addressed with your own name? Or just with ‘Dear’? Or not at all? The more impersonal the email, the greater the chance that you are dealing with phishing.
Check the link
Does the link you click start with https://www.litebit.eu/? Is LiteBit spelled differently, or does the link not start as described above? Then there is a chance that this is not the official LiteBit website. The first part of the link shows where the link takes you.
When in doubt, do not provide information
Do you not trust the situation? Do not submit your details. You can contact us to check if LiteBit is actually trying to contact you.
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