Phishing Scam


“During our regular verification of accounts, we couldn’t verify your information.
Please click here to update and verify your information.”

Have you received emails with such messages? Be wary of them. It’s a scam called ‘phishing’. Phishing scams involve the act of sending an email or instant message claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the receiver into giving away sensitive personal information that can be used for defrauding the receiver. The message usually contains a link to some website, 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 creator of this website can receive this vital information which he then can use for various unscrupulous purposes.

Protect yourself from Phishing scams

Phishing scams date back to early 1990s, when AOL users were targets of phishers who set up false AOL staff accounts and asked the users for sensitive information. The Phishing scams have become more and more sophisticated with each passing day. Phishing scams nowadays target PayPal and eBay websites as the users are easily tricked to divulge their sensitive information. They account for nearly 50% of the scammed websites in the phishing scam databases. Reports indicate that there are about 5.7 billion phishing emails sent out each month and an astonishing $1,200 is lost per person who is a victim of a phishing scam.

Help us eliminate Phishing scams from the Internet!

GralicWrap.com has come out with a free anti phishing software which helps in combating the phishing scams with the user’s help. The software constantly verifies its ever-growing database of phishing scams and helps the user to identify fraudulent websites from the genuine ones.


 

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