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Recognize, Report and Avoid Phishing Scams

Scammers use email or text messages to trick you into giving them your personal information. They may try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. If they get that information, they could gain access to your email, bank, or other accounts. Scammers launch thousands of phishing attacks like these every day—and they’re often successful. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center reported that people lost $30 million to phishing schemes in one year. But there are several things you can do to protect yourself.

More information:  Information Security Office website.

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Keywords:phishing scammers personal information protect data breach social security numbers steal passwords account numbers email bank accounts phishing attacks   Doc ID:93450
Owner:Diane Y.Group:Rice University
Created:2019-07-30 20:38 CDTUpdated:2019-10-08 16:41 CDT
Sites:Rice University
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