Cybercriminals use email fraud (sometimes called “phishing”) to steal your personal data or information such as credit card numbers, passwords, account data, or other information.
Cybercriminals might send millions of fraudulent email messages with links to fraudulent websites that appear to come from websites you trust, like your bank or credit card company, and request that you provide personal information. Criminals can use this information for many different types of fraud, such as to steal money from your account, to open new accounts in your name, or to obtain official documents using your identity.
Here are 5 ways to help avoid email fraud:
For more information, see Phishing: frequently asked questions.
Very informative indeed. Many people are still ignorant about these facts, they just go clicking links, filling out Web forms, entering their emails and passwords wherever they're asked for without even double-checking.