Cybercriminals will often send emails posing as representatives of trusted entities, such as insurance companies and banks, with the intention of retrieving your private information. If a hacker finds out which car insurance company you use, they might send you an email from an address that appears to be from that company. The message could say something like “your account has been suspended and in order to continue service, fill out this form” (that’s where they’ll try to collect your private data). If you receive an email like this, ignore it.
Also see our article: A guide to defending yourself from advanced phishing attacks