Tuesday, August 31st, 2004...3:19 pm
FTC: How Not to Get Hooked
Internet scammers casting about for peopleâ€™s financial information have a new way to lure unsuspecting victims: They go “phishing.”
Phishing is a high-tech scam that uses spam or pop-up messages to deceive you into disclosing your credit card numbers, bank account information, Social Security number, passwords, or other sensitive information. …
The FTC, the nationâ€™s consumer protection agency, suggests these tips to help you avoid getting hooked by a phishing scam…
If you’re using the net – and obviously you are – invest a few minutes in reading this Consumer Alert.
Oh, and if you haven’t already, please consider installing SP2 (but remember that it’s only a starting point for security) and/or using other pop-up blocking software.