Not falling victim to the latest scam requires a bit of common sense mixed with the knowledge of what to look for. Here you find useful tips and tricks to stay safe online.
Phishing Attacks and Internet Scams
Have you or someone you know gotten an email or message while online from a place that looks like it's from a big company but there's something a bit odd with it? Maybe they're asking for your password, social security number, or other private information – whatever the case, it's likely a phishing scam that's designed to trick you into submitting sensitive data to a person or business that shouldn't be trusted. Find out how you can protect yourself from these types of internet scams and what to do if you've become a victim of a phishing scam.
Phishers have traditionally targeted financial sites, but they recently shifted to social networks. Check out these fraudulent emails and websites so you can easily spot them the next time you browse the Internet or download e-mail messages.