The Brief: Phishing is an internet scam in which emails are sent out from someone posing as a reputable institution, but is actually tricking people into sharing private information.

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Phishing can lead to identity theft and financial loss. It is important to only give personal information such as social security numbers, addresses, passwords, and credit card information to verified reputable institutions, and only when absolutely necessary. Here are some key ways to recognize and prevent phishing.

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