Phishing Schemes – Scams

March 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Scams

A phishing scam is the fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, credit card details and other personal information by masquerading as a reliable entity within an electronic communication.

Phishing is typically carried out by e-mail, and/or instant messaging and it often asks users to enter details at a fake website whose look and feel are almost identical to the legitimate one.

Below is a short video guide to recognizing and avoiding many of the common phishing scams found on the Internet.