Internet Phishing Alert

Warning

Phishing emails encouraging you to create a my Social Security account are circulating.

What is phishing?

Phishing is the practice of using social engineering techniques over email to trick a recipient into revealing personal information, clicking on a malicious link, or opening a malicious attachment.

How can I detect a phishing email pretending to be Social Security?

What should I do if I’ve received a phishing email pretending to be Social Security?

What are other tips I can use for detecting phishing emails?

Are there other resources I can use to learn more about phishing?

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