Phishing

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Definition

phishing: a form of internet fraud using false or deceptive messages and websites to steal personal details from people
noun

Examples

  • "Steve : That sounds suspicious, I think you've received a phishing e-mail."
  • "Steve : No, Mr Jones, 'phishing', spelt P-H-I-S-H-I-N-G."
  • "Phishing e-mails try and trick you into disclosing personal information."

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