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FTC: How Not to Get Hooked

Internet scammers casting about for people’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 nation’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.

Updated: September 5, 2013 — 10:16 am
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