Phishing

Another type of computer threat comes in the form of phishing emails.  This type of email is designed with the purpose of tricking you into divulging sensitive information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, or passwords, which can then lead to identity theft and lots of debt.  Sometimes phishing emails do not explicitly ask you for your information but instead ask you to click on a link.  More often than not the link will go to a fake look alike website that will capture your keystrokes as you attempt to login.  Remember; NEVER follow links in an unsolicited email or give out sensitive information in response to ANY email.  You can always call the real entity that the email is “supposedly” from and ask if they sent it.  The following are the phishing attempts that we have seen of late so if you get an email that is suspicious please check this list.  If you do not see it please forward it to us so we can either let you know that it is legitimate or add it to the list so the next person who receives it will know as well. For more information on detecting and avoiding online scams in general please see the Online Scams Information Site Directory on our Security page.