Rockwood Bank Consumer Advice: How to Avoid Phishing Scams
Phishing scams sent out to consumers are continuing to increase dramatically. While online banking and e-commerce is very safe, as a general rule you should be careful about giving out your personal financial information over the Internet. Below is a list of recommendations that you can use to avoid becoming a victim of these scams.
Get in the habit of looking at the address line, too. Were you directed to PayPal? Does the address line display something different likehttp://www.gotyouscammed.com/paypal/login.htm? Be aware of where you are going
For more information, Check some of the following sources:
Information and tips put out by the US-Computer Emergency Readiness Team about phishing at http://www.us-cert.gov/reading_room/emailscams_0905.pdf
Department of Justice's recent whitepaper "Special Report on Phishing" http://www.antiphishing.org/DOJ_Special_Report_On_Phishing_Mar04.pdf
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