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What are phishing, SMiShing and vishing and how can you protect yourself from email, phone and text scams? - The Sun

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PHISHING, vishing or smishing - criminals will always try to find new ways of fleecing you of your hard-earned cash.

Here is all you need to know about these ruses and scams that help fill the scamsters' pockets.

Alamy Modern technology has made things much easier for everyone - especially crooks What is phishing?

Phishing is a form of fraud in which an attacker pretends to be reputable entity or person in email or on a website.

It is a method of trying to gather personal information using deceptive e-mails and websites.

It can be a request from your bank or a note from someone in your company — all to make you click a link or download an attachment.

What isWangiri?

Wangiri (literally translated as ‘one ring and cut’ in Japanese, where it first originated) is a scam that involves a fraudster calling a mobile phone number at random, hanging up after one or two rings, and therefore encouraging the recipient to call the number back.

Three Mobile say these numbers are often...(continued)

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