Business Terms and Jargon Explained

What is Phishing

A term used to describe the action of assuming the identity of a legitimate organisation (such as a bank or building society), or web site, using email or web pages, with a view to convincing users to share their user names, passwords and personal financial information for the purpose of committing fraud.

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