Phishing websites are web pages set up to look exactly like another website. They ask for the login details for that site and then they ask for some more information too. Commonly, these sites are at their most dangerous when targeting bank customers.
So how can you avoid having your information stolen? Well, first up: don’t give out any information you wouldn’t normally give out. This means no bank account numbers, social security or home addresses. If you’re in doubt, go to the homepage of the site in question and give them a call to ask.