Computing Tips: Be aware of “phishing”

Phishing—the name for fraudulent attempts to obtain credit card numbers, passwords, social security numbers and other sensitive information. Warnings about phishing bear repeating from time to time.

There are thieves in the world who work hard at creating emails that appear to come from legitimate companies, frequently even including links that go to real pages on those companies’ web sites. But at least one of the links will lead to a site that looks like it belongs to the company but is in fact a fake which asks readers to enter personal information such as their address, phone number, credit card number, or other information the thieves can use to steal from the unwary.

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For more detailed information about phishing emails, please click on this Wikipedia link:

And article about Identity Theft from Eric Richards:

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