A term that is widely used in texting and chat, and on Facebook and elsewhere on the internet, but what does Phishing mean in slang?
Most Common Phishing Meaning
Phishing is a deceptive attempt to obtain sensitive information using electronic communications.
Phishing is used to refer to an attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Phishing is typically carried out by email spoofing or instant messaging, and it often directs users to enter personal information at a fake website whose look and feel are almost identical to the legitimate one.
I was duped into giving out my credit card details in a phishing scam.
Alternative Phishing Meanings
What Does Phishing Mean?
A deceptive attempt to obtain sensitive information using electronic communications.
Related Slang Terms
Spam – Unsolicited advertising messages that have been sent indiscriminately by electronic bulk messaging systems.