What is Phishing?

Phishing is a type of online scam where criminals send fraudulent emails, phone calls and texts that appear to come from a legitimate bank. Every year, people lose hundreds, even thousands, of dollars to these scams. The message is designed to trick you into entering confidential information (like account numbers, passwords, PINs or birthdays) into a fake website by clicking on a link or telling it to someone pretending to be from your bank on the phone.