Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find the most frequently asked questions about PhishingBase. Every day we receive 1000’s of emails regarding phishing reports. By answering your most common questions we receive below, it helps the small team at PhishingBase to prioritize responses in a timely manner.

We really appreciate the support as we try to help both consumers and businesses stay safer!

Q.) What is phishing?

A.) Phishing is a type of scam where bad actors try to impersonate a legitimate organization, business, or person via email, text message (SMS), phone, ads, social media, other techniques. Email and Text (SMS) are the most popular forms of phishing.

Q.) What is the purpose of PhishingBase?

A.) PhishingBase is a Cyber Threat Intelligence startup designed to help track phishing emails and scams that are hurting people and businesses. Cyber security and phishing scams are very fast moving and a growing problem affecting millions of people globally. We are doing our part to help keep people aware and safer.

Q.) My business / website / brand / etc. has been affected by phishing, what should I do?

A.) Please consult your IT / Tech and Legal teams for assistance. PhishingBase is unable to provide advise. Each cyber security incident is different and should be properly handled. For individuals or small businesses without IT / Tech and or legal assistance, please see the following resources here:

Federal Trade Commission

Global Cyber Alliance

CISA Cybersecurity

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