Avoid and report phishing emails

Learn how to spot deceptive requests online and take recommended steps. (click to see infographic for more information)

What phishing is

Phishing is an attempt to steal personal information or break in to online accounts using deceptive emails, messages, ads, or sites that look similar to sites you already use. For example, a phishing email might look like it's from your bank and request private information about your bank account.

Phishing messages or content may: 

  • Ask for your personal or financial information.
  • Ask you to click links or download software.
  • Impersonate a reputable organization, like your bank, a social media site you use, or your workplace. 
  • Impersonate someone you know, like a family member, friend, or coworker.
  • Look exactly like a message from an organization or person you trust.

Avoid phishing messages & content

Source: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/8253?hl=en

Infograhoc of phishing emails