How Phishing Works
In most phishing attacks, you will receive an e-mail or pop-up message appearing to be from a company you've done business with or an individual you know. Phishing e-mails oftentimes request passwords or personal information, like a Social Security Number, credit card numbers or bank information. Phishing e-mails frequently have an urgent, demanding tone and encourage you to act right away by replying with personal information or clicking on a link.
What Phishing Does
Phishing is most frequently used to steal important personal information that can be used later to commit identity theft, including unauthorized transactions.
How To Know If You've Been Phished
Indications that you may have been a victim of phishing, include:
How To Avoid Being Phished
Remember e-mails from PNC will NEVER ask you for your personal information.
If you receive an e-mail that appears to be from PNC that asks for personal information, notify us immediately.