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Steps to take after falling for an email scam or phishing attack
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Steps to take after falling for an email scam or phishing attack

If you fall for an email scam, often known as phishing, don't blame yourself. Every day, fake emails get more elaborate. Cybercriminals use phishing scams as one type of scam to try to acquire your sensitive information. Phishers attempt to fool you into clicking a link or downloading a file by sending emails that seem to be from a reliable source. You can find yourself following the email's directions and divulging your passwords, credit card numbers, or Social Security number if you don't notice the email is phony. Here are seven actions you can take right now if you've fallen victim to a phishing scam to safeguard your compromised data and protect yourself. Steps to Take Now If You're a Victim of a Phishing Attack After being a victim of a phishing assault, the first thing you...