4 Ways to Spot an Internet Scam

Identity Theft

4 Ways to Spot an Internet Scam

4 Ways to Spot an Internet Scam

The quintessential phishing scam goes something like this: An email arrives in your inbox, purporting to be from a financial institution, retailer or other company with which you do business. Some urgent matter requires your attention – perhaps you need to confirm a charge on your account, for instance. You’re then provided with a link… Read More

Anatomy of a phishing email scam

Personal Finance

Anatomy of a phishing email scam

Anatomy of a phishing email scam

Phishing emails are fake messages designed by identity thieves to try to gather personal data from unsuspecting consumers. The PayPal email I received today was centered around convincing me that some one had purchased $350 stereo equipment in my name. When you click on the prominent “cancel order” button it delivers you to a PayPal login page. This page is designed to look exactly like the PayPal website and even links back to the official website. But with a web address of “Mujes.cz” it is most definitely not authentic.

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