The phishing email may also direct you to a spoofed website or pop-up window, which looks exactly like the real site. Phishing is an increasingly common type of scam in which personal data such as credit card numbers and online banking passwords are stolen for fraudulent.
The fraudster sends "spoofed" emails that appear to come from a legitimate website that you have online dealings with such as a bank, Insurance Companies, Credit Card Company or an ISP - any site which requires users to have a personal identity or account. The email may ask you to reply with your account details in order to "update security" or for some other reason. Unsuspecting people are then often fooled into handing over credit card numbers, passwords or other personal details.
If you are using Internet banking or any other online account, you should be aware of these attacks and how to protect against them.
The following points may help you protect yourself: