These days, it’s almost a given that you will experience a form of internet crime or cyber security attack such as phishing. Phishing can come in the form of emails, ads, or even text messages. They often disguise themselves as a company you trust or trick you into clicking a link that can then give the scammer access to your accounts and a deeper look into your sensitive data.
Did you know there is something you can do to assist in the fight against scammers? The first step is recognizing a phishing attempt. Once you do that, you can report the suspicious activity and attempted attack on your account to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) . The IC3 handles online Internet crime complaints from both victims and from a third party to the complainant. Google also has platforms for their Gmail to report phishing attempts, though it is smart to have an official log submitted to the IC3.
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