A simple way to spot a phishing email is to roll your cursor over a link you get in an email which has been presented to you as purportedly from your financial institution or an online merchant.
Additionally, with the ever-growing specter of identity theft and phishing scams, the ability to use proxy sites to visit MySpace can only help users retain a sense of security and comfort in their wish to enjoy social networking.
Phishing emails concerning the IRS should be reported to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 1-800-366-4484 or through the TIGTA Web site.
These scams may appear legitimate at first glance, but are actually phishing scams conducted by identity thieves and other unscrupulous individuals and organizations.
Security: Phishing is the practice of attempting to get confidential information from a person by pretending to be from a site such as a bank or credit card company.
Phishing is when someone contacts you through a pop-up message or email message requesting that you provide confidential information to update your account.
With phishing, you actually send the thief the personal information yourself since you think you are logging into your account on a legitimate website.
Because you do not give your e-mail address when you register for feeds, you do not put yourself at risk for unwanted spam, viruses or phishing.
Going directly to the company's Web site, instead of linking from the e-mail, can protect you from "phishing," a form of credit card fraud.
IE 7 includes a Phishing Filter which looks for irregularities in a site's SSL certificate, a layer of encryption that allows you to enter information such as your credit card number without worrying about anyone but the merchant seeing it.