An illegal activity called "Phishing" involve the mass distribution of 'spoofed' e-mail messages which appear to come from banks, insurance agencies, retailers or credit card companies.
These fraudulent messages are designed to fool the recipients into divulging personal authentication data such as account usernames and passwords, credit card numbers,social security numbers, etc.
Because these emails look "official", recipients may respond to them, resulting in financial losses, identity theft,and other fraudulent activity.
Those messages that appear to be sent from a legitimate company?s website or domain address,
but in fact are not. In reality, spammers are hijacking the company?s brand to attract the attention of customers and potential customers, often to
gain personal information.
The following article tells you the steps that you can take to help identify and to help protect yourself
from deceptive (spoofed) Web sites and malicious hyperlinks.