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Friday, June 4, 2004

You Can't Trust E-Mail

Phishing scams are epidemic. Phishing is the use of spoofed e-mails and fraudulent Web sites to fool recipients into divulging personal financial data such as credit card numbers, account usernames, passwords and Social Security numbers.

Examples of phishing, these e-mails are fakes, frauds and phonies:

From: Admin [mailto: support@citibank.com]
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2004 8:35pm
To: jsmith@yahoo.com
Subject: Citibank Account Update

Dear Citibank member,
As part of our continuing commitment
to protect your account and to reduce
the instance of fraud on our Web site,
we are undertaking a period review of
our member accounts.
You are requested to visit our site,
logon to your account and fill in the
required information.


Dear AOL member,
We regret to inform you, but
the credit card information
for your account has expired.
To enjoy your AOL experience
and keep your account active,
you must enter new *valid*
credit card information
within 24 hours of receiving
this e-mail.


Dear eBay user,
During our regular update
and verification of the
accounts, we couldn't verify
your current information.
Either your information has
changed or it is incomplete.
As a result, your access to
bid or buy on eBay has been
restricted. To start using
your eBay account fully,
please update and verify your
information by clicking


To catch a phisher [Network World]
Learn About or Report Fraudulent E-mails [CitiBank.com]