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How to Identify & Avoid Phishing Scams

Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails or other messages purporting to be from reputable sources in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. With the sensitive information obtained from a successful phishing scam, cybercriminals can do severe damage to your financial history and personal reputation that can take years to unravel. According to AAG-IT, it is the most common form of cybercrime with an estimated 3.4 billion spam emails sent every day. However, there are many things that you can do to protect yourself from these attacks.

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