Milverton, Somerset

Phishing for personal information

Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information or data, such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

Typically carried out by email spoofing, instant messaging, and text messaging, phishing often directs users to enter personal information at a fake website which matches the look and feel of the legitimate site.

If you are concerned, please contact the local PCSO, details are on the Avon and Somerset Police Wellington North webpage.