I came across this interesting article at pcmag. In it, the author has some words about how illegeal some ploys may actually not be, and how the victims must take some responsibility for their own actions.
What do you think?
Here is a quote, and a link to the article:
Here is the whole piece.But here's the thing: Up to this point, nothing overtly illegal has happened. Sure the company being spoofed might have a case against the phisher, but the phisher is only asking you for information. It's at this moment that many victims opt in to have their identities stolen.
Is it their fault? Yes and no. That someone created the scam and actively pursued them (and thousands of others) is not the victim's fault. But anyone who is online needs to take as much care as they would walking through an unfamiliar city or neighborhood. Yes, be friendly and polite, but understand that you really don't know any of these people and that if they ask you for something you wouldn't normally give outódon't.