Verified 30 November 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

The phishing or phishing is a form of scam that takes place on the internet. This involves recovering your personal data through deception and then using it maliciously, for example to make purchases. If you receive an email from a sender who pretends to be an official or familiar organization (bank, taxes, Caf: titleContent) and who wants to have access to your personal data on the internet, you must refuse.

You receive an email that seems to come from a familiar site or official body (bank, tax, cif, ameli).

This email is intentionally alarmist. Examples include a soon-to-expire account, a parcel you received, or a refund you need to receive.

You are prompted to click on a page to fill in your personal data. This data will then be retrieved by the phisher, who will use it to make purchases or bank transactions.

No administration or business asks for your banking data or password.

Do not reply to the email or click on the link contained in the message.

You can report a phishing attempt on the Phishing Initiative website. This will feed into the baselines of key browsers to block access to these sites.

Report a phishing site

You can also report phishing to the police on the reporting website (Pharos).

Report illegal internet content (internet-reporting: Pharos)

Finally, you can also contact Info Scams.

Who shall I contact

  • Settle anti-spam software
  • Be vigilant if you receive an email that asks you for urgent action
  • Manually enter the address (URL) of the site in the browser