Phishing for U

AND THIS RECENTLY FROM VERIZON:

“Spotting a phishing email or a bogus Web site is not always easy. Sometimes, it contains obvious spelling or grammatical errors. In other cases, the errors are harder to spot and there are no visible signs of foul play.”

Here is a recent example of a phishing attack:

“Phishing” comes to you via email. When they first started, phishing emails were very crude. Easy to spot. Now (as mentioned and seen above) they are professionally done and difficult to distinguish from the real thing. The folks that send these are fishing (phishing) for information about you — your name, user name/password and credit card info. Don’t give it to them. Doing so never turns out well.  Cliff

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