Phishing is the term for fraudulent e-mails used by criminals to try to get recipients to disclose user names, passwords or other personal information. A fraudulent e-mail comes from a seemingly reliable sender such as Danske Bank, SKAT (the Danish tax authorities) or Nets. The message often encourages the recipient to click a link or open an attached file.
Never click links or open files in an unsolicited e-mail without reading the e-mail carefully first. Many fraudulent e-mails use awkward and impersonal phrasing and may contain small deviations in the sender’s domain name (e.g. danskkebank.dk instead of danskebank.dk). Skilled fraudsters may, however, send a fraudulent e-mail or text message in which the name of the sender appears to be correct. Always call the sender on a main phone number if you are not sure about the authenticity of an e-mail.