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Phishing: what is it and how to prevent it?
Phishing: what is it and how to prevent it?

Definition and best ways to deal with it

Gabriela Pereira Matte avatar
Written by Gabriela Pereira Matte
Updated over a week ago

What is Phishing?

Phishing is a cyber attack where criminals trick you into revealing personal information like passwords and credit card numbers. They often do this by pretending to be legitimate organizations in fake websites or emails.

How Phishing Works

Phishing emails or messages typically ask you to click on a link or download an attachment. These links lead to fake websites that look real, prompting you to enter your confidential information, which is then stolen.

Recognizing Phishing Attempts

- Unexpected Requests: Legitimate companies won't ask for sensitive information via email.

- Urgency and Threats: Beware of messages that create a sense of urgency or threat.

- Suspicious Links: Hover over links to see if the URL looks suspicious.

Protecting Yourself from Phishing

1. Verify the Source: Check the sender's email address for legitimacy.

2. Avoid Suspicious Links: Don’t click on links or download attachments from unknown sources.

3. Use Strong Passwords: Create strong, unique passwords and update them regularly.
4. Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): Adds an extra layer of security wherever you can, like your personal email or password vault.

5. Check URLs: Ensure the website address is correct and uses "https://" and refers to the domain from the company you want to access.

6. Stay Informed: Educate yourself and others about phishing tactics.

Parade's Commitment to Your Security

Always use our valid domain,, when accessing our services. If you receive a suspicious email or link, contact our support team immediately.

What to Do If You Suspect a Phishing Attempt

1. Do Not Respond: Ignore the email or message.

2. Report It: Forward the email to or contact us via our website.

3. Change Your Passwords: If you clicked on a suspicious link, change your passwords and monitor your accounts.

4. Run a Security Scan: Use antivirus software to scan your device.

Keep a close watch and prioritize your digital security. For further guidance, please get in touch with our support team.

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