Bob Parsons at the Hot Points blog discusses Phishing:
There’s a new way to steal your identity. There’s a trick used to steal people’s credit card information that’s been in use for about one year. It’s called “Phishing” -- the word is fishing spelling with a “ph” instead of an “f”. And it’s very easy to fall prey to, if you don’t know what to look for.
Phishing is not only used to steal credit card information, but it’s also used to steal people’s entire identity.
If you don’t know how to detect Phishing, your personal info will be stolen.
You need to be aware of what Phishing is, and how to detect and protect yourself from it. It’s important that you read and make it a point to understand the rest of this article. If you don’t, you can be very sure that your credit card information (and quite possibly your identity) will be stolen.
How Phishing works.
Phishing begins when a crook creates an email that looks like it was sent from a reputable company. The emails that are sent look very real -- down to the smallest detail. They are created by professionals that are in the business of stealing your information and turning it into cash.