Don’t take bait when «phishing». Don’t reel in fraudsters!

Data scams using phishing have been reported on increasingly. What is behind this and how can you protect yourself?

Fraudsters attempt to access personal data such as credit card numbers or «3-D Secure» details using «phishing» e-mails. In doing so, the e-mails appear very professional and have an «official air» about them: a fictional banking institute usually acts as the sender and a well-known company such as PayPal or Amazon or even a person known to you is often mentioned.