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How to spot a phishing email

How to catch a phish

The six signs of a suspicious email

Cybercriminals use phishing emails to manipulate people into doing what they want, including providing personal information such as banking or identification records. Because of this element of manipulating human emotions, phishing is considered a kind of social engineering.

According to the Canada Business Network website, “There are many social engineering tactics, but the basic idea is the same for all: a hacker will pretend to be someone they are not, and will try to trick or bully someone into giving away sensitive information that the hacker needs to carry out their attack.”

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