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How to Identify a Phisher

Phishing - Don't Take the Bait

The Threat

Phishing is an online scam where hackers send alarming emails to individuals and organizations to collect sensitive information by impersonating an executive’s email account.

What do phishers ask for?


-Identity (SSN, DOB, address)

-Banking Information

-Credit card numbers

-Money and gift cards

Why does phishing work?

Phishers look legitimate

Phishing uses emails that imitate a company’s heading and branding. A successful phishing attack can be so convincing you don’t even realize you were impacted.

They establish a sense of urgency, anxiety, or fear

Phishing scares users into providing personal information. Like stating a bill is late and a service might be disconnected or interrupted.


Phishing will often “award” users with free money or gifts. 72% of people say they check to see if messages are phishy or scammy, which opens the door to fraudulent cyber activity or attacks.

What are the odds?

3 out of 4 companies experience phishing.

What are the potential damages?

-Financial Loss

-Reputation Harm

-Identity Theft

How Aventa plays it safe:

-We use MFA (2-step verification)

-Educate our employees

-Multiple layers of email protection

-Reports phishing when we catch it

Join the 42% of people who say they report phishers.

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