Phishing is a form of capturing someone’s identity and a way that fraud is created. Phishing is basically just like it sounds – you are literally putting out sites that look trustworthy and hoping someone bites. When someone bites well, then their identity can be stolen. Phishing in many cases is a huge way that fraud is committed and is an easy way to attract people into just handing over their information. Phishing can easily be prevented if the consumer would take the time to see if the site or browser is trustworthy. If it is in anyway suspicious, then the consumer should not enter any of their personal information. Phishing is a huge part of the fraud industry and is something that must be stopped.

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