Phishing Scams: What You Need to Know
Group Warns Consumers Not to Take the Bait in Phishing Scams
Identity thieves are using a new scheme dubbed "phishing" to trick people into providing their Social Security numbers, financial account numbers, passwords, PIN numbers, and other personal information, and anyone with a telephone or email can be a victim, warns the National Consumers League (NCL). Based on complaints reported to NCL's National Fraud Information Center/Internet Fraud Watch database since last December, when the phishing category was added, this method of ID theft is now the fourth most common Internet scam.
Phishing Attack Uses Better Business Bureau Name to Trap Consumers and Businesses
Better Business Bureau is alerting consumers and businesses about a phishing scheme that uses both e-mail messages and blog posts directing recipients and viewers to register software with BBB. BBB wants the public to know that such messages and posts are not coming from any element of the BBB System, and that this attack has not affected BBB computer systems or networks nor has any data been compromised.
Learn to not get hooked by "phishing" scams that use spam or pop-up messages to deceive you into disclosing your credit card numbers, bank account information, Social Security number, passwords, or other sensitive information.
Spammers Using Google, Outlook Calendars to Get Your Attention
Spammers are starting to use the meeting invite features of both Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook to send messages advertising the latest designer watches and prescription drugs.
Spear Phishers: Angling to Steal Your Financial Info
It's a real-life, classic case of phishing a virtual trap set by cyber thieves that uses official-looking e-mails to lure you to fake websites and trick you into revealing your personal information. It's also an example of an even more mischievous type of phishing known as spear phishing,a rising cyber threat that you need to know about.
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