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How can you know if your child is at risk?

As we mentioned previously, the scammers can pretend to be legitimate companies, using e-mails which simulate cloned companies to ask for personal information and that the victims include this personal information on these malicious websites.

Identity theft sites look like legitimate site as they tend to use the copyrighted images of the real sites. However, the requests for confidential information via e-mail or instant messaging are generally not legitimate. As a general rule, fraudulent messages are not personalised, they usually have many similar factors such as headers or footers. It is important to consider that any e-mail which asks for banking information is probably an identity theft scam. The majority of legitimate banking sites never ask for this type of information via e-mail.

In this type of fraud, we should highlight a series of phrases which may appear in the e-mails associated with Phishing attacks:

These are some of the phrases which indicate possible Phishing activities and which should be ignored or avoided to prevent this type of fraud.

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