Phishing Scams: What Are They? How Can You Protect Yourself?

Phishing (pronounced “fishing”) is an online fraud technique used by criminals to lure you into disclosing your personal information.

How can you identify a phishing scheme? What are best practices to avoid becoming a victim of online fraud?

Unfortunately, as phishing attacks become more sophisticated, it is very difficult for the average person to tell whether an e-mail message or Web site is fraudulent. 

Find out more here about phishing scams and how to avoid getting caught in a trap, by Microsoft Office.