Monday, October 29, 2007

Is that email legit?

I recently read a story where a spouse was looking around the house for the bank info. The other spouse (who was busy around the house) didn't think much of it. Then it kind of got his curiosity why his wife was asking for the information. Well before he could stop her she had hit the send button. Being proactive he notified the bank immediately. Sure enough within 24hrs he noticed his bank account had frozen up online with too many attempts to log into it. This just illustrates how easy it is to be fooled by phishing tactics. My general rule of thumb is to be suspicious of everything. For the most part banks are not going to contact you for personal information. Here's a handy guide from PC World that helps identity those Phishy emails.

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