It's phishing season; don't get hooked

For the bad guys on the Internet, this truly is, "the most wonderful time of the year.” We're all rushing around, buying things online and sending email greetings. It's the perfect time for online crooks, especially "phisher" scammers, who want to steal your money or snag your identity.

Phishing fraud is getting worse. According to the research group Gartner, Inc., both the volume of e-mail attacks and the money lost are up significantly. Gartner estimates that phishers will steal more than $2.8 billion from American consumers this year. In a survey released last month, Gartner says the average phishing victim now loses $1,244. That’s up from an average loss of $257 in 2005. Don't get hooked this phishing season - ConsumerMan -

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 20th December 2006 8:41PM