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Definition of Phishing

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Definition: Phishing is the act of trying to deceive an unsuspecting person and getting them to reveal personal information such as usernames, passwords, bank account numbers, Social Security card numbers, credit card details, etc. This is usually accomplished through electronic communications such as email and text messaging.
Examples:
The latest phishing scam that I received was a spam email message asking me to click on a link in order to reset my password for my bank account.
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