Phishiology: Forms and Samples of Phishing Scam Messages

Phishing is the foundation of scam. The success of a phishing message leads to scam.
It becomes Phishing Scam when the two tricks are dubiously interwoven to get your details and your money.

Majority of cyber attacks begin with phishing emails which entice you to click, and majority of such emails use malicious file attachment.

 

So, you want to ask: what is Phishiology?

The collection of examples of such phishing e-mails, text messages, false credit alerts, and other messaging tricks sent to you by cybercriminals for fraudulent activities is what I refer to as phishiology.

Relationship between phishing and scam
Phishing is a ploy scammer uses to get your account details in order to use it for his own advantage.

 

Tools of Phishing message

These are the critical information a scammer needs to successfully launch attack on you:

1. Your name
2. Username
3. Address
4. Phone number
5. Password or PIN
6. Bank account number
7. Debit or credit card number
8. Card Validation Code (CVC) of your credit card
9. Social security number (SSN)

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