View Poll Results: Can you describe "What is Phishing"?

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    Default Tip: Suspicious e-Mails, Phishing and Identity Theft

    The Internal Revenue Service has issued several recent consumer warnings on the fraudulent use of the IRS name or logo by scamsters trying to gain access to consumers’ financial information in order to steal their identity and assets. When identity theft takes place over the Internet, it is called phishing.

    Suspicious e-Mail/Phishing

    Phishing (as in “fishing for information” and “hooking” victims) is a scam where Internet fraudsters send e-mail messages to trick unsuspecting victims into revealing personal and financial information that can be used to steal the victims’ identity. Current scams include phony e-mails which claim to come from the IRS and which lure the victims into the scam by telling them that they are due a tax refund.

    Identity Theft

    Identity theft can be committed through e-mail (phishing) or other means, such as regular mail, fax or telephone, or even by going through someone's trash.
    Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information such as your name, Social Security number or other identifying information without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes.

    Read more at : Suspicious e-Mails and Identity Theft

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    That's an informative link. Bookmarked to read at night.

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    I consulted someone who had been on the Castle Cops PIRT Team -- a very active group that worked closely with ISPs and government agencies to take down phish sites. What I was looking for was a site that is not "U.S.-centric" to submit phishes by an international community.

    I was told that APWG is an international organization, clearly illustrated on this page showing the APWG Global Research Partners: APWG Sponsors

    To help take down phishing sites, don't hesitate to submit phishes to reportphishing@antiphishing.org .

    Don't think that "someone else will do it" or "this is old hat and they probably already know about it". I was told that APWG will gladly take all phishing site complaints, even ones where the phishing site has already been disabled.

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    Thanks
    I'm very cautious.
    I delete all spam and suspicious mail directly from server

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    Thanks for posting this in the first place. I am very careful, but that odesn't mean I know everything! @Corrine I have bookmarked that sight, because you never know and we all need to report if we find. Not to be inpolite those who take part in Phishing can P...Off as far as I am concerned

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    good thread to learn
    thanks

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    Phishing is growing as one of the greatest threat over internet, remain somehow safe by keeping Phising filter on of your browser.....
    Download and Add Microsoft Phishing Filter Add-in for MSN Search Toolbar too.

    to know more about Phishing filters | CHECK THIS

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    Nice,
    thanks for the tip nitinagarwal1988
    I got to inform my neighbor, she does MSN search

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    I am very careful about this. I know a few people i can pass this info along too though

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