Economics on the small scale

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Phishing...



If you're not sure if that Email from your financial institution is legit or not,
then wait a day or so. If you then get the same Email a dozen more times, it probably isn't legitimate.

actually, a better way to detect phishing is by putting your mouse cursor over the link without clicking. If the URL displayed below the horizontal scroll bar shows the name of the financial institution at the end of the URL rather than at the beginning of the URL, then it's probably Phishing. For example, this URL:

http://192.168.144.120/1q/wa/ea78?www.citibank.com/rebate-offer/

isn't really from Citibank.
But the link below should take you to an actual Citibank Website.

http://www.citibank.com/citigroup/

See the difference ?

Note: I have no affiliation with Citibank, this is strictly an example.

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