E-mail Scams Phising & Pharming
What is phishing? Definition :: [FISHING]
The act of sending an e-mail to a user falsely claiming
to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt
to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be
used for identity theft.
The e-mail directs the user to visit a
Web site where they are asked to update personal information, such
as passwords and credit card, social security, and bank account
numbers, that the legitimate organization already has. The Web site,
however, is bogus and set up only to steal the user’s information.
For example, 2003 saw the proliferation of a phishing scam in which users
received e-mails supposedly from eBay claiming that the user’s account was about
to be suspended unless he clicked on the provided link and updated the credit card
information that the genuine eBay already had. Because it is relatively simple to make a
Web site look like a legitimate organizations site by mimicking the HTML code, the scam
counted on people being tricked into thinking they were actually being contacted by eBay and
were subsequently going to eBay’s site to update their account information. By spamming large
groups of people, the “phisher” counted on the e-mail being read by a percentage of people who actually
had listed credit card numbers with eBay legitimately
Everyday we get hundreds of spam e-mail, some phishing and some trying to get me a better mortgage, cheaper medication and a free rolex watch?
Reserve the same skepticism for unsolicited email about Ebay
as you do for "burn fat at night" diet pills or requests to help
transfer funds from deposed dictators.
Examples of various phishing E-mail Scams
Abacha's Nigerian Phishing Scam
Bank of Nigeria Phishing Scam
Be Our Company Agent Phishing Scams
eBay Phishing Scams
International Lottery Phishing Scams
Jeffrey Rice Egyption Phishing Scams
Keybank Phishing Scam
Maxwell Information Phishing Scams
PayPal Phishing Scams
Request For Business Co-operation Phishing Scams
Thomas Michael Ivory Coast Phishing Scams
Wamu Phishing Scams
Williams Webber British Phishing Scams
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