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What is Phishing?     
Legitimate web sites will never send you an e-mail asking you to logon to "update a profile" or ask for any personal information via e-mail.

NEVER GIVE OUT YOUR PIN OR PASSWORDS

Phishing (fish´ing) (n.) The act of sending an e-mail 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.

The e-mail may even state something like: Your account will expire if you don't logon and update your profile.

How can you protect yourself?
The best way to protect yourself against "Phishing" is by knowledge. Phishing only works when there are people willing to enter personal information on the bogus site. If you receive an e-mail asking you to enter a username or credit card information, chances are it's an attempt to obtain your personal information.

Legitimate web sites will never send you an e-mail asking you to logon to "update a profile" or ask for any personal information via e-mail.




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