Phishing is the attempt to obtain personal, non-public information such as usernames and passwords, credit card or consumer account numbers by posing as a trustworthy entity or individual. Phishing is generally carried out via email, but similar tactics are often used via telephone as well. Phishing emails may contain links to websites that may infect a user’s computer with malware, are frequently designed to appear legitimate, and frequently instruct a user to input personal information that will be used for the purpose of identity theft or fraud. GCB will never ask for your personal information in this manner. If you suspect you have received a phishing email that appears to come from us, please contact us immediately.