Email: Traditional phishing is usually a two-part scam involving email and may contain links to a fraudulent website that appears legitimate, but is actually a hoax designed to capture your personal or financial information.
Phishing is an attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and account details by posing as a reputable company via email, text message, phone call, or social media.
Scammers use these sites to meet potential victims.
They create fake profiles to build online relationships, and eventually request you send money due to a hardship. Scammers ask for your debit card and PIN and/or mobile banking username and password to deposit a fake check into your account.
These accounts may link to fraudulent websites that request your sensitive information.
You receive a phone call, email, or letter stating you have won a lottery or sweepstakes.