According to the Federal Trade Commission, phishing (pronounced 'fishing) is "when internet fraudsters impersonate a business to trick you into giving out your personal information, it’s called phishing. Don't reply to email, text, or pop-up messages that ask for your personal or financial information. Don’t click on links within them either – even if the message seems to be from an organization you trust. It isn’t. Legitimate businesses don’t ask you to send sensitive information through insecure channels."
Examples of Phishing
You open an email or text, and see a message like this:
- "We suspect an unauthorized transaction on your account. To ensure that your account is not compromised, please click the link below and confirm your identity."
- "During our regular verification of accounts, we couldn't verify your information. Please click here to update and verify your information."
- Simply delete the email or text message.
- Contact the iEdit Network directly by contacting your web consultant or opening a ticket on our secure MyiEdit website and let them know what is going on. IMPORTANT: To protect your private information, be sure to make sure your website address starts out as https://.
- MyiEdit Account Username or Password
- Hosting Username or Password