Tips to avoid phishing
Phishing is one form of internet fraud wherein unscrupulous individuals extract personal information and use them for illegal transactions.
Here some sample of phishing.
In some selected trading websites, phishing is commonly done in order to swindle other members of the site. example of phishing sites area adult content websites. these sites area easy to create and they generate lots of internet traffic. this is the perfect place to get information. Former members our company (who has been banned) commit this type of offense. they are called "carders", people who use other people's information for their own benefit. to this day, there are countless number of carders in the world wide web as I know it, and this should serve as a warning to all.
Doesn't it make you wonder that a seller, who can sell items valued at less 100,000 at half the price?at close scrutiny, you will discover that person doesn't have own car, commutes to do meet ups and you can't fathom how they could afford such a luxury item. this is how carders operates and this has a lot to do with phishing they create fake websites and make it attractive to internet surfers.
Anyone who wants to buy the items displayed there will surely input their credit card details and other personal information which will then used to make fake credit cards. these fake cards will then be used to purchase merchandise from legitimate websites like Amazon.com, newegg, etc.
after 2-3 weeks after they received their items, you'll be surprised that your credit card statement will reflect purchases you did not make! this is a classic "phishing" technique.
Another form of information extraction is by establishing a fake company and asking for resumes online. We have received reports of incidents like this be careful about sharing personal information. even within the other known website "phishers" any personal information they collect will be used to open up fake credit card accounts which they determine the credit limit. these accounts will be used again to make purchases in your name without your knowledge.
Emails are also prone to phishing. phishers will create a fake Gmail or Yahoo which claims to have lost their database and needs you to re-enter your username and password. Do not fall prey to this sort of charade. the information they gather from you will be used to access your email accounts.
Tips to avoid Phishing.
1. Make sure a website is legitimate before giving away credit details and personal information.
2. Avoid submitting resumes or biodata when you doubt the legitimacy of an agency
3. If someone sends a private message asking for personal information, Do not give it unless you know the person.
4. Be careful when signing in to your email account. If you finish checking your emails, please sign out. Do not leave your account sign in, specially internet cafe shop.
I hope this information will be helpful.
on Aug 08, 2011 | Computers & Internet