Phishing Increases, Consumers Still Getting Hooked
From e-Marketer.com -- Apparently, the online scammers known as "phishers" are not afraid of overfishing the consumer waters - a new study released by TRUSTe finds that consumers are getting more phishing e-mails than ever. >>Read more
If you receive an e-mail from a bank or credit card asking you to e-mail them your PIN or social security number ... anything that is personal information ... DO NOT respond. These are typically hacks trying to get your information so they can steal your identity and/or steal your money.
For example, about two weeks ago, the son of a friend of mine responded to a "US Bank" e-mail requesting his pin and ss# to verify his account. Within an hour of responding to the e-mail, $900 was taken from his bank account ... it was wired to an offshore account.
Be careful out there people!