What Is Dog Phishing?

What are examples of phishing?

Examples: Phishing email / Phishing website

  • Generic greeting. Phishing emails are usually sent in large batches.
  • Forged link. Even if a link has a name you recognize somewhere in it, it doesn’t mean it links to the real organization.
  • Requests personal information.
  • Sense of urgency.

What is phishing and how does it work?

Phishing is a cyber attack that uses disguised email as a weapon. The goal is to trick the email recipient into believing that the message is something they want or need — a request from their bank, for instance, or a note from someone in their company — and to click a link or download an attachment.

What is a phishing site?

A phishing website (sometimes called a “spoofed” site) tries to steal your account password or other confidential information by tricking you into believing you’re on a legitimate website. You could even land on a phishing site by mistyping a URL (web address).

How do you spot a pet scammer?

What are the Red Flags?

  1. Photos of the dog or ad text can be found on other websites. Do an internet search for the pet you are considering.
  2. The seller asks for wiring of money or payment by gift cards.
  3. The price seems too good to be true.
  4. The seller prefers to handle communication by email and not the phone.