A phishing attack happens when someone attempts to trick you into sharing personal data online. For example, a scammer might send you an email that looks like it's from your service provider so that you'll send them sensitive information about your account such as passwords or credit card information.
Anyone can become the target of a scammer. Often scammers send phony emails or direct messages on social networks that ask you to visit a link, download a file or open an attachment. These messages are often created to look like they came from legitimate sources. If you take any of these actions, your device may be infected with malicious software that will allow the attackers to steal your personal data such as login credentials and banking or credit card details.
You can protect yourself against phishing by carefully reading every message that hits your inbox. If you see any signs of phishing, refrain from taking any of the requested actions (sending account information, clicking links, etc.) The first step you can take right now to prevent phishing is to use a different email address for your public contact info than the one you use for your store account login.
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