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MB-G26
01-27-2005, 10:09
Received this at my (new) Cox.net email, and throught I'd pass it along:
[quote]Watch Out for Phishing Scams

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The latest on-line scam to hit the Internet is called Phishing. A quick search on Webopedia.com {http://updates.cox.com/cgi-bin3/DM/y/hi4E0NtGq40L1O0GZX0Ey} (our January Geek Tip) reveals the following definition:

"The act of sending an email to a user falsely claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft. The e-mail directs the user to visit a Web site where they are asked to update personal information, such as passwords and credit card, social security, and bank account numbers, that the legitimate organization already has. The Web site, however, is bogus and set up only to steal the user's information." Click here { http://updates.cox.com/cgi-bin3/DM/y/hi4E0NtGq40L1O0BOCY0Eq } for more information on phishing schemes and what you can do to protect yourself.

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I was hoppingto see Shoeless, our residence 'organizational guru' features there - but because I do not enable Active Exploit, I wasn't able to display the full contact that retsults from the text-link side bar..
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