Phishers send an email or pop-up message that claims to be from a business or organization that you may deal with — for example, an Internet service provider, bank, online payment service, or even a government agency. The message may ask you to “update,” “validate,”
Integrity Defender, Online Reputation Management firm, suggests the below steps to ensure you don't fall victim to a phishing scam.
If you get an email or pop-up message that asks for personal or financial information, do not reply. And don’t click on the link in the message, either. Legitimate companies don’t ask for this information via email.
Use anti-virus and anti-spyware software, as well as a firewall, and update them all regularly. Some phishing emails contain software that can harm your computer or track your activities on the Internet without your knowledge.
Forward spam that is phishing for information to firstname.lastname@example.org and to the company, bank, or organization impersonated in the phishing email. Most organizations have information on their websites about where to report problems.
About Integrity Defender:
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Integrity Defender is an Online Reputation Management Firm focused on delivering positive search results for our clients.