Global Security Watch > Phishing and ID Theft Information
[jigglethecable.org] We have been hit with a large amount of Phishing email lately. Someone forwarded these resources to a list I am on.
[Hot Cup of Joe] When is an e-card not an e-card?: So, if you ever get an email that says its from Paypal, Citi, Chase, Bank of America, or any institution that handles your money which asks you to click a link to verify your contact information, don’t click that link unless you’re willing to load up your computer with spyware and answer questions that will let a bunch of theives call up the legitimate financial instutitions that you’re a client with to use that personal information against you. They need only your birthdate and last four of a social security number, or simply a mother’s maiden name to access all your banking info and make any changes they wish.
[moneysavingexpert.com Forums] New eBay Phishing e-Mail: Not sure if this is the right forum for this (I normally post on the DFW boards) but I know that many of us on here are selling on eBay so thought it worth posting up. If the moderators feel it would be better placed elsewhere then so be it.
[E-zekiel News Feed] What is Phishing and How to Avoid It: Forward phishing emails to firstname.lastname@example.org - and to the company, bank, or organization impersonated in the phishing email. You also may report phishing email to email@example.com. The Anti-Phishing Working Group, a consortium ...
[Pam Harper - Better Business Results] Dont Let Yourself Become “Phish” Bait: While phishing is strictly an Internet issue, one of the things I’ve noticed is how people who normally are very protective of their confidential information will easily release it in response to a request over email or phone that seems “official.” Maybe your college alumni association needs to update their records, or perhaps the phone company or a magazine has a great deal. It’s easy to get lulled into a false sense of security - especially if the email or call comes at an inconvenient time.
[talk | baltimoresun.com] Three New Phishing Scams Target Verizon Online Customers: Note: We are sending you this message from our Technology E-mail (verizon.net) webmail service, Due to the problem we are experiencing.Our official webmail account was affected with this problem as well. You are advised to forward your details to the following email address as stated below:
[Blog of Scams] NatWest Phishing Email: Another phishing scam NatWest Phishing Email. Automated Security Notice As part of our security measures, We believe that, in everything else, you deserve the best in banking too.
[Yahoo! Search Marketing Blog] Anti-Phishing Reminders: Phising emails are one way to contributing to identity theft. As been advised, before answering to any emails, make sure to look at the email address first and if the mail contains something like asking for your personal infos like passwords, etc., doubt it.
[FroggBlog - Search Marketing Blog] Adwords Phishing email! Beware: It appears to have come from Google but in reality the relpy to address is actually a normal email account. In the example above you can see the reply to email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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[iamstuffed.com] Phishing email at work: The above was a phishing email being circulated at work. I think if an employee fell for that email, they weren’t paying attention. Why is NASA a trademark? What is the supposed secret question and answer? The web address is correct, but that’s probably because they forwarded the plain text version of the email. People really do need to pay more attention to the details!
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