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Do not ever reveal your username or password to anyone who e-mails you and asks for it. This information is frequently asked for by an Internet scheme called “phishing.”

In a common phishing scam, you receive an e-mail that looks quite official. It usually appears to come from a bank or credit card company. A common title for these e-mails is “We need to verify your account information.” Another is “Please logon to your account and verify your settings.” If you do click where instructed, you’ll end up on a site that appears to be the real one. If you fill in the username and password for of your on-line banking account, you can expect serious problems within twenty-four hours.

You must have dealt with or atleast seen such mails in your inboxes, I see them all the time. Email spoofing & phishing go hand in hand. Avoid these traps to safeguard your identity.

If you believe that a company or business that you do on-line business with really does require your information, then simply contact them. This way, you will know where you are sending your information, and what it will be used for.

Phishing is one of the main causes of identity thefts that results contributes to credit card frauds & other financial losses.
Phishing is used to collect information from peoples computer systems such as usernames and passwords to websites, credit card information, banking details and other information that you would rather keep to yourself. The phishers can then take this information and use it themselves, causing you a great deal of trouble.
Phishing is the criminal trial of trying to fraudulently acquire sensitive information such as user names, passwords and credit card numbers.Communication to be the most popular social web sites, auction sites, online payment systems. Phishing is typically carried out via e-mail or instant messaging. It often directs users to enter details of the fake sites that look almost identical to the legitimate.
It is the main cause of identity theft, credit card fraud and other results contribute to economic losses. You have to deal with, or at least have seen such messages in your inbox, I see them all the time. E-mail spoofing and phishing hand in hand. Avoid these traps, to protect your identity.
Phishing is a way cybercriminals try to trick you into revealing private data or account details. There are many ways to prevent phishing. For one, you can install a web checker. After a while, phishing e-mails are relatively easy to spot and you can avoid them by applying a little common sense.
The best way to avoid phishing is to have a web checker... for example avg has a free one, you can use it freely.
Phishing is a great problem in virtual life. Everyday Phishing mail weighting our Spam box. Knowledge is necessary to avoid it.Thanks "techsniper" sharing this post.
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