How Banks Are Losing Millions from Phishing (Infographic)

With all the recent changes in the banking and credit card industries, you’re bound to get more than a few e-mails or letters from your bank or credit card company.

But, wait. Was that last e-mail really from your bank?

It might have been, but there’s a pretty good chance it might not have been. Phishing is a pretty common practice for those trying to steal your identity. All they need is you username and password, and off they go, taking all your private financial information with them. Phishing is serious and you’ve probably been targeted whether you realize it or not.

Check out some pretty surprising phishing stats below:

How to Avoid Phishing Scams

Your Bank Won’t Ask For you Login Details

If you get an e-mail asking you to confirm something, be wary. Call your bank’s customer service line to make sure what you got is real.

Don’t click on Strange Links or Open Attachments

If you don’t know what it is, don’t touch it. That link may be dangerous and that attachment could be a virus.

Report Fraud

The U.S. Department of Justice tracks several types of fraud. You can report to them. If it’s your bank, report it to their customer service.

Sign up for a Identity Protection Service

We recommend our friends over at GoIdentityProtect.