Social media networks and the internet are dangerous places. “Phishing” is the latest technique used by hackers to steal passwords and other confidential information. Anyone can fall victim to a phishing attempt and antivirus software offers little protection against phishing schemes.
Here are some helpful tips to protect your account and identity:
Learn to identify suspicious phishing emails
These emails are designed to look like they are from a recognizable company. Zynga and other companies will never ask users to confirm passwords over email.
Enter confidential data on secure websites only!
Double check the web url address before entering passwords. Hackers manipulate web addresses. If it looks suspicious, it probably is.
Be cautious of links directing to free rewards or asking to confirm your profile details.
These links will often direct users to a fraudulent site asking for sensitive password information. Remember Zynga does not offer rewards in exchange for password information.
Protect your information!
Think twice before releasing sensitive account details anywhere on the internet. You are ultimately responsible for protecting your information.