Phishing scams: Examples and tips to avoid them

Phishing is a very common scamming technique on the Internet. It aims to usurp the identity of a public entity or one with a high profile (bank, energy supplier, etc.) in order to retrieve sensitive data: login details, bank account details or even personal data.

The method of operation is very simple: the scammers make copies of the sites they are usurping and then send out alarming messages or incitements to action, particularly by means of e-mails. Using various pretexts (a refund due, a credit card expiry or a risk of hacking), the scammer displays a link hoping that an Internet user will fall into the trap.
When the victim clicks on the link, they are redirected to a site that looks exactly like the original. All the information he enters is then automatically sent to the scammer who can then use it as he pleases.

On this page, you will find many examples of phishing reported by Internet users.

If you are a victim or a witness of this kind of scam, you should report it using this form.

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07/10/2023... This is not the real Usps website. This is just a phishing landing page that scammers use to get your personal information, this scam always starts with either a phishing email or text. If you do get an email or text that looks like it was from USPS, do chec
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05/17/2023... A phishing text has been sent to one of my friends, claiming to be offering him up to an $80,000 loan in order to help him with his credit. Surprisingly, they have his name and address, but ironically, he has no debts. Be careful; this is a scam. At a later s (2 comments) > Phishing
10/16/2023... Offers nice stuff for less money, after filling.out the credit card information a new message pops up that due to "due to some reasons the payment can't be processed" and advise you to use another payment method... No contact data, address, phone, not searchab Sign in to project-626077182157 (5 comments) > Phishing
07/26/2022... Comment / Review: I visited the website, but i didn't give any information. I automatically exits the website, after I suspected that it's a scam or phishing website
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08/18/2023... Comment / Review: Phishing site. Try to steal your personal information and money form your card. . Scam contents: SMS from UK phone number: The USPS package has arrived at the warehouse and cannot be delivered due to incomplete address information. Please c

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