Phishing is a type of fraud where a perpetrator assumes the identity of a reputable person or company in order to extract personal information from their contacts that can be used to commit identity theft or steal funds.
Email, Twitter, Discord and other communication platforms are popular places where phishing attempts occur. Perpetrators can also use fake website URLs to lure people into mistakenly submitting personal information like a password that can be used to steal funds.
Always verify that you are on the correct website before entering personal information. Additionally, be mindful of unsolicited messages and pay close attention to the sending address. If the sender claims to be someone you know but the message seems strange, do not respond or click on any links shared. Reach out to the real person via another means to first confirm if they sent the message before proceeding further.