Phishing and smishing are two of the most common forms of cyber crime. Phishing has been around longer, and is typically email-based, while smishing takes place via text messages. Both forms of fraud typically involve an intentionally misleading message sent to illegally capture personal or sensitive business information. These messages are designed to trick recipients into trusting their source as a reputable business, financial institution, or e-commerce site.
Here are some clues to help you and your colleagues identify a phishing email or a smishing text:
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