Don't Allow Scam Artists to Go Phishing for Your Important Credit Card
and Account Information
Phishing scams have been around for some time now and
un-suspecting Internet users still fall prey to them.
The phishing scam involves attempts to collect bank account, credit card, social security, passwords and other sensitive information through fake web sites. This scam can lead to identity theft and other crimes.
The scam starts when you receive an authentic looking e-mail from someone posing as a representative of your bank, credit card company, phone company, or another entity that you may do business with. The e-mail asks you to update your account information by clicking on a web site link provided in the e-mail. Once you click on this link, you are directed to a web site that is designed to look just like your bank’s or credit card company’s web site, down to the authentic looking logo.
This phony web site is actually operated by the scammers. The e-mail falsely warns the consumer that in order to continue receiving services from your bank/credit card/phone company, etc. you must visit the web site indicated in the e-mail and update your account information.
The easiest way to protect yourself is not to follow any links from these e-mails.
What to do if you are unsure:
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