Saturday, February 18, 2006

Site Helping in Fight Against Phishing Scams

is one of the internet's leading anti-phishing sites, maintaining a massive archive of phishing and identity theft email scams. They are currently storing all scam reports with our HoneyTrap database which is now available for commercial license.

Additionally also runs a news service that brings you all the latest headlines from the world of fraudulent emails and phishing.

Latest Phishing News Headlines:

  • Christmas phishing threats loom

  • Phishing - A Tougher Art

  • Google fixes security flaw

  • Phishing Protection in Office SP2

  • Yahoo! Hosting Phishing Sites

  • Microsoft's Anti - Phishing Tool

  • Spear-Phishing Phenomenon

  • 'Phishing' Enters English Dictionary

  • Bank Launches Anti-Scam Effort

  • Spanish Phishing Gang Busted

  • Spyware Threat From Phishers

  • Phishing Fraud Duo Jailed

Where should you start?

If you're looking for specific information on fraud email scams and phishing, then check out their latest scam reports listed on their site. also runs RSS news feeds for their latest scam reports and news stories. you'll find links to these at the top of the page.

  • To search for a specific scam, or to see if an email you've received might be a spoof, try using their search or browse their archives.

  • For more general information about scams, frauds and phishing, have at look at their FAQ or their articles.

See the latest scams against:

  • eBay

  • PayPal

  • Bank of the West

  • Barclays

  • Washington Mutual (WAMU)

  • Natwest

  • Nationwide

  • Citibank

  • SouthTrust

  • AOL

  • Regions

  • HSBC

  • All companies

Don't become a victim of the phishers! The site is a dedicated resource of anti-phishing tools and information.

What is an email phishing scam?

In brief, a 'phishing' email is one that pretends to be from a company or bank like eBay, PayPal, WAMU, Suntrust etc, and which asks you, (for various reasons), to enter your account data, such as login details. These scams are often supported by fake spoof websites, and victims are tricked into thinking they are logging to a real website. Phishing is a form of identity theft, where fraudsters/cybercriminals steal your identity and personal information to gain access to your accounts or commit other crimes using your persona.

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