What is Phishing?
Now a days it is known to send an email to user falsely claiming to be an established company in an attempt to get user’s private information that will be used to spy in future without user knowledge. The email is basically directed towards you to click on a link that is directed to a website and prompt you to update your personal information. The linked website is the exact actual copy of the company website claimed over the net. They bascially ask you to update credit card information, bank account information and steel your most important facts.
Phishing can cause a huge financial loss to you. Phishing mail often includes official-looking logos. Be suspicious of any email with urgent requests for personal financial information and avoid filling out forms.
Few examples of Phishing that you can receive in your inbox:
"Please verify your account."
"You have won the lottery."
"If you don't respond within 48 hours, your account will be closed."
"Click the link below to gain access to your account."
Tips to help you avoid phishing scams:
• Never reveal your personal or financial information in respond to email that is directing you towards a new website. You can directly call and contact them instead of entering the information.
• Don't post any information on your Blog or social networking site that could be used by identity thieves to target you, your family or friends, or your company.
• Phishing (sometimes called carding or brand spoofing) uses e-mail messages that come from banks such as Citibank or eBay and PayPal or AOL, MSN, Yahoo.
• Regularly login to your accounts and change passwords on regular time to time and if anything you feel something is getting wrong immediately inform bank.