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Phishing is a form of fraud whereby an attacker pretends to be a trusted contact. The aim is usually to collect personal information from victims or to make a financial loss.

Some of the more common methods of phishing are email, SMS, and social networks. Usually, a phishing email carries malicious links or attachments, which can lead to a malicious website or deliver malware.

Generally, phishing emails will appear to be from a company, organization, or government. They will include a logo and other official-looking features. If you receive an email claiming to be from a legitimate company, you should take action to determine its legitimacy.

One way to find out if the email you’re reading is legitimate is to check the sender’s domain. You can also ask the company directly.

Another method of detecting a phishing email is to pay attention to the language. Many phishing emails use improper grammar and misspellings. However, even if an email has been written by an actual employee of a company, it can still be a phishing scam.

Another method is to use public resources to find out more about the person sending the email. Information about the email’s sender and the victim’s background can help you determine if the email is legitimate.

Lastly, you should check the email’s subject line. If the email makes an offer that seems too good to be true, it may be. Besides offering you something you want, these offers may include a promise of lavish prizes or money.