What is Phishing?
Phishing scams are typically fraudulent email messages appearing to come from legitimate enterprises (e.g., your university, your Internet service provider, your bank). These messages usually direct you to a spoofed web site and ask you for private information (e.g., password, credit card, or other account updates). The perpetrators then use this private information to commit identity theft.
Examples of phishing attempt is an email message stating that you need to re-activate your account to avoid being cut off from it, telling you to click a link to access some documents, or to verify your account due to fraudulent activity on the account. They are designed to make you panic & not think about what you are doing.
How Do I Avoid Being Phished?