I find that hackers love to play on our emotions, in particular. They love to get us really scared, happy, sad or angry so that we are not thinking straight. If you come across someone asking you for your sensitive information, and they invoke a strong emotion out of you, stop for a second, take a breath and ask yourself, “Was I expecting this? Does this make any sense at all?” If it doesn’t make sense, do not give away your sensitive information, even if it seems like you know the person asking for it.