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Phishing is when someone uses fake emails or texts – or even phone calls – to get you to share valuable personal information, like account numbers, Social Security numbers, or your login IDs and passwords. Scammers use this information to steal your money, your identity, or both. Scammers often use familiar company names or pretend to be someone you know. They pressure you to act now – or something bad will happen. The FTC’s infographic, developed with the American Bankers Association Foundation, offers tips to help you recognize the bait and avoid the hook. Report phishing scams at FTC.gov/complaint.