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How to spot a phishing attempt

Phishing sites mimic authentic webpages.

Updated over a week ago

What is phishing and how can you look out for it?

Phishing sites mimic authentic webpages, specifically those of large brands or companies. These websites trick you into sharing your login credentials or other sensitive information.

What you can look out for:

1. Imposter websites can be distributed in many forms such as SMS text messages, email, search-engine advertisements and social media, like Facebook pages or on Twitter.

2. Similar domain names on imposter websites that look exactly like their original counterparts. The website address will often be misspelled or be a slight variation on the genuine website address.

Here's an example of a phishing website pretending to be Shakepay:

3. Websites that provide phone numbers for companies that do not offer phone. support.

We urge you to always double-check that you are on before signing into your Shakepay account.

If you aren’t sure about the legitimacy of a message, make sure you always access your desired website directly and avoid clicking on links you aren't sure about. Never click on an external link to visit Shakepay’s website. To protect yourself, always type in in your web browser; or, save it as a bookmark!

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