What is Phishing?

Scammers often pretend to be a common business or institution you are familiar with, in order to obtain your personal information, such as financial details or information pertaining to your identity.

Phishing methods used by scammers include:

  • Emails
  • Fake websites
  • Text messages
  • Phone calls
  • Instant messaging services
  • Social media

These are designed to deceive you into giving out your private and confidential information.

Dodo will never ask you for your personal or private information via an email or SMS.

How do I know that I’m being Phished?

It’s not always easy to spot a scammer, but you should look out for these signs; 

  • Generic greetings – If you have an account, they should know your name
  • Poor spelling or grammar
  • An ‘urgent’ request for information – Most companies will not send you an email asking for passwords, credit card information, or tax numbers, nor will they send you a link from which you need to login
  • Deals, Offers or Prizes (Holidays, cash prizes, etc.) – If an offer comes with a request for personal information, a link to claim your prize, or an attachment to download, it’s a phishing scam. It’s like the old saying “if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.”
  • Scare Tactics – Thing like “your account has been compromised”, “A warrant has been issued for your arrest” and other threats
  • Attachments or Click Links - If something makes you suspicious or doesn’t look right, do not open it and simply delete

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