Internet Explorer 7 tools help you recognize phishing scams


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Mar 5, 2002
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What is phishing?

Phishing is the attempt to trick people into revealing valuable personal information online, such as credit card numbers, passwords, and other account information. Operating since the mid-1990s, phishers send out hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of fraudulent e‑mail messages in the hopes of ensnaring a few unsuspecting victims.

The scam begins when you receive an e‑mail message that appears to come from a trusted, legitimate company—typically eBay, PayPal,, or a well-known bank. The message often describes an urgent issue affecting your account. When you click the provided link, you're taken to what appears to be an official company site—which is actually a phony or "spoofed" site belonging to the con artists—and presented with a form to enter your personal data.

Even if you don't divulge your personal information, the mere act of visiting the spoofed site can be dangerous. The site might try to install malicious software (or malware / nasties) onto your computer, including keyloggers and Trojan horses that allow the bad guys to get what they want in other ways.

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