I wanted to share some tips on how you can protect yourself . Below are some great tips and resources I have recommended to my clients during my self defense classes.
Phishing is a type of deception designed to steal your valuable personal data, such as credit card numbers, Windows Live IDs, other account data and passwords, or other information.
You might see a phishing scam:
• In e-mail messages, even if they appear to be from a coworker or someone you know. • On your social networking Web site. • On a fake Web site that accepts donations for charity. • On Web sites that spoof your familiar sites using slightly different Web addresses, hoping you won’t notice. • In your instant message program. • On your cell phone or other mobile device.
Often phishing scams rely on placing links in e-mail messages, on Web sites, or in instant messages that seem to come from a service that you trust, like your bank, credit card company, or social networking site.
Your first level of defense against phishing scams and other malicious humans or software is to secure your computer.
Some phishing e-mail contains malicious or unwanted software that can track your activities or simply slow your computer. Try new antivirus and comprehensive computer health services such as Windows Live OneCare. To help prevent spyware or other unwanted software, use Windows Defender. Windows Defender comes with Windows Vista and is available at no charge for Windows XP SP2. –Protect your computer in 4 steps.-
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