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Recognize Identity Theft Scams - Spotting a Phishing Email

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Recognize a Phish-y Email
A typical phishing email.

A typical phishing email.

Millions of emails like this one, that are designed to help a criminal steal identities, go out every single day. These are called phishing scams. Follow along with me as I show you how to spot a phishing scam so you'll never fall victim to another one.

It starts with opening the email message. As soon as you open a message, you should begin noticing some things aren't quite right. For example, this message is from a well-known banking institution--Capital One. Most banking institutions today don't send emails requesting that customers click on links or provide information.

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