There are hundreds of millions of Google accounts, so when a scam targets those accounts, you’re talking about a lot of people who are at risk. That’s the situation with a phishing scam that popped up this week. It involves an email with the subject line “Documents” that tells the recipient to review an important… Read More
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
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.