With internet being so popular in this generation.
And with the increases number of users that use internet everyday, there is always a question of safety.
The world of internet offers so many things for the general people.
Lifestyle has become more easy with the enhancement of internet over and over again.
New websites are providing features that are enhancing lifestyle.
Websites have been developed to make lifestyle more simpler.
So that people could gain more, just sitting at home.
With so many websites powering so many things, there is always a need to keep your personal data and your financial information safe.
You may also need to link your credit cards and bank account details in many cases.
And this has been an advantage for phishers.
All they want is, to do a little hasty and nasty work and somehow gain you personal information suck as credit card, bank account details etc.
With this method they loot you and you won’t even be having any idea about what happened and how it happened.
So, its always better to make sure you are safe over the internet.
And always keep in mind that to not trust any website where you feel phishing is happening.
There are a ton of phishing websites created everyday.
And a ton of them already exist.
I my self have come across a few of phishing sites which were asking for personal and bank information.
So, as i said its always better to make sure the website you have entered is genuine and the emails you responding are genuine as well.
Most of the phishing examples that i have pointed out below only happens over cyber cafe’s or some personal computers where the security of the computer is ver poor.
You also might have come across some of the phishing examples in your life by now. You just don’t know it.
Below i will show you some of the phishing examples and the various forms through which they target the users.
14 Phishing Examples.
This types of phishing usually leads to putting your bank account or credit card information at risk.
Verify Your Account.
They intentionally send you an email saying you need to verify your account in some popular websites and try to obtain your personal information.
Trick you into believing your computer is effected with virus and ask you to install a antivirus from the very same site, usually the antivirus itself will be a virus which will put your computer into risk and also your personal information.
Tricks you into believing you have a software update and leads to downloading and installing a virus or might take your personal information.
This type of phishing happens when you unfortunately visit a similar looking social networking website and try to login. Usual when you do it, your account addresses and passwords are at risks. Best way to identify it is through the domain name.
Says you have won some kind of offers and tricks you into giving your bank account details. Sometimes happen when you visit a banking website.
They trick you into logging in to some popular websites and try to collect your personal information.
Email phishing is the most common way to gather your personal information. Make sure you know the email address and that the address you are responding are genuine ones.
They trick you into giving financial information, Usually happens through fraud bank names, or they try to fake into being a existing bank.
They trick you into believing that your account has expired and you need to login before a desired time to gain access again.
They suddenly popup on your screen when you are using internet and prompt you a message saying your computer has a virus and needs to be cleaned.
If you fall prey to them and if you install the antivirus. Then just know, you are not installing any antivirus but instead you are installing a virus which will take your personal information from your computer.
These types of phishing mainly happen through email or when you visit a phishing website. They trick you into submitting your financial details.
These types of phishing usual happens on websites.
When you are looking for some information a help desk appears asking you to provide you information.
They fool you by sending you an email from an commerce website such as amazon.
They try to collect data when you visit these sites and at the end your computer also will be affected by the virus.
You can detect them by having a look at their email id or the domain name.
Phishing has grown a lot lately, and there are many tactics applied by popular websites to tackle phishing.
Yet, many a time people are prone to phishing and they might not even know that they are on a wrong website or their information is at risk.
The best way to stay out of phishing is to understand the name of the email, domain nam etc.
Usually they try to gain information by creating similar looking websites or similar domain names as popular websites have.
If there are any unnecessary popup about viruses, antivirus and or any type of other activity. The best choice would be to get out of there.
These are so far the top 14 phishing examples that can happen to anyone.