Understanding Spoof Email aka Phishing

When you receive an email from a Citizens Bank directing you to a specified web site and requesting that you confirm your banking information be aware this is Phishing or Spoofing email. Many times these emails will look professional in appearance, may have the same color scheme, and fonts as your bank’s web site. These emails could be asking you to complete a survey, confirm banking information, or sign-up for a news letter. The goal is simple, lure the user to the web site and steal personal information. Any time that you receive an email from eBay, Pay Pal, eCard, Bank or any company beware that someone could be Phishing (“Fishing”) for your personal information.  Remember to never open, always delete them!

Author: mrmartink

Front-end web developer currently creating new sites and doing maintenance for small businesses and non-profits such as City Chamber of Commerce and Public Safety. Mr. Martin has been a Technology Instructor for a local Community College since 2007. Mr. Martin is teaching Information Technology 101, Computer Essential 101, Word , Excel, PowerPoint , Access DB, Introduction to HTML/Web Page Design, and Web Design 1, Advance Web Design 2, WordPress, HTML5, CSS, and Linux Admin. Available as adjunct instructor for online classes for community colleges for Fall and Spring semester.

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