Thursday, July 24, 2003

FTC steps in to help prevent 'Phishing' Scam's

How Not to Get Hooked by a 'Phishing' Scam

The FTC has just released this ?warning? or public notice about so called 'Phishing' Scam's. Basicly these people send emails that appear to come from some reputable source and trick you into inputing your credit card number and other personal details. Never ever give out that information, over the internet or phone or anywhere, if you didn't initiate the exchange. IE. if you are shopping at a reputable online shop (ie you can safely give your credit card number and expect to recieve the product in the mail. If you get an email from "" telling you to update your credit card details or something, It is probably a spammer trying trying to to trick you into giving them your credit card details. Anyway I won't go on just read the article from the FTC.

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