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
Want to know if that highly convincing survey email from Citizen’s Bank is a fake? Check their archive for detailed images and explanations of why it is a scam. Some of these phishing emails and pharming websites look so authentic it’s hard to believe that they are actually frauds. Even if you haven’t received a suspicious email lately, check out this website for tips on how to spot phishing emails, a live map of phishing around the world and reports on the prevalence of these crimes. You can even report a suspicious email to the Anti-Phishing Working Group online.