Bharti AXA INSURANCE GLOSSARY Phishing Phishing Phishing is an attempt to gain access to sensitive information like usernames, password and credit card information by disguising oneself as a trustworthy party over an electronic communication channel. A common strategy is to direct a target to a website that mimics the look and feel of a legitimate website and ask them to enter their username, password and other information. Here are some common features of phishing emails: Too good to be true: phishing emails use attractive offers to capture the attention immediately. For example, they would declare that the recipient has won an iPhone or another lavish prize. Sense of urgency: phishing emails typically ask you to act fast as otherwise the deal will be gone. This done to ensure that the recipient responds immediately and does not give the offer too much of a thought. Hyperlinks: the hyperlinks in such mails may deceive in many ways. The URL may be different from what the text says, the target page may redirect to another page, or the URL may be a variation on a popular site the recipient trusts – just one or two letter away from the original. Unusual sender: The email maybe from someone the recipient does not know, or may use a common name but the email address is not the one the recipient recognizes. Request Call Back Category * - Select -CarTwo WheelerHealthTravelPersonal Accident Buy Renew Claim submit Related Posts Disclaimer : The information published on this website is for the public's reference only. Content of this information is to provide an overview of your Travel needs and should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice. Bharti AXA General Insurance Company Limited makes no representations about the suitability, reliability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information, travel, services, or any other items mentioned on this subject for any purpose whatsoever.