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Phishing, also known as carding or brand spoofing, is a type of Internet scam that continues to evolve in terms of its scope and methods as use of the Internet grows and criminals find new ways to deceive. Since it is constantly evolving, the definition of phishing is not static. In its fundamental approach, phishing is defined as the act of forging or falsifying a legitimate organization’s email address or website in an attempt to scam the email recipient into divulging confidential and private information such as credit card or bank account information. In other words, phishing can be described as sending emails and falsely claiming to be a legitimate enterprise or entity in an attempt to scam or defraud a user. Phishing can also ...

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