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Recent Phishing Examples

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Phishing is a type of online fraud where you are tricked into providing your personal information through your computer. By posing as individuals or organizations you know, trust and maybe have relationships with, "phishers" seek to obtain your computer passwords, credit card numbers or bank account information so they can use them fraudulently.

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:

  • unfamiliar charges to your credit cards
  • unauthorized bank transactions on your statements
  • unexpected bills from organizations you don't know or do business with

How To Avoid Being Phished

If you receive an e-mail that looks unfamiliar to you, or seems out of character for the institution or individual that sent it, do the following:
  • Close it and delete it.
  • Don't respond to requests for personal information.
  • Don't click on any links contained in the e-mail message. If you wish to communicate with a business, go directly to their web site by typing their URL in your browser.

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.