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Beware of phishing bait

Phishing attacks claimed even more victims this year. Here are the most common scams to watch out for

As you get ready to welcome 2020, be mindful there will be threats aplenty in the coming year.

Topping the threat list are phishing attacks. Phishing is a cybercrime in which scammers send you a malicious message while impersonating someone you know or trust, such as your colleague, relative, bank or telco.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 25, 2019, with the headline 'Beware of phishing bait'. Print Edition | Subscribe