In 2023, phishing scams continue to be a common way for scammers to steal personal information from unsuspecting victims. These scams are designed to seem like legitimate emails, websites or text messages and are designed to entice users to click a malicious link or reveal financial information.
The most common form of phishing in 2023 is email-based phishing. These emails usually contain an urgent message or offer and invite the recipient to click a link to learn more. The link often leads to a malicious website that looks like a legitimate website. This site then asks for personal information or login credentials, which can be used to gain access to accounts or steal money.
Newer forms of phishing have also become increasingly popular over the last few years. These scams involve SMS messages, social media messages, and even phone calls. These scams rely on fear tactics, such as claiming that the victim’s account has been compromised, to encourage the victim to hand over their information.
As technology continues to evolve, so do the tactics used by phishers. In response, organizations and individuals need to stay informed and aware of the latest scams. Using strong passwords, two-factor authentication, and avoiding clicking suspicious links can all help protect against phishing scams.