That strange email is probably a phishing attempt. Here's how to tell

Phishing is when fraudsters try to steal sensitive data by posing as a legitimate company or person. Don't fall for their tricks! — Andrea Warnecke/dpa

Did you receive an email from your bank requesting that you change your online password? It's best to check that you're not the target of a phishing attack before doing anything else. Here's how to tell.

Fake bills, falsified invoices, strange correspondence from the bank: Who hasn't had a suspicious email land in their inbox? In most cases, it's a phishing attack – ie, an attempt to trick people into sharing personal or sensitive data in order to steal from them.

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