Something Smells Phishy…

Have you ever received an email from a business that asked you to respond with personal or financial information? Maybe even a text from a company that threatened to close your account if you didn’t verify your identity? That smells phishy.

Scammers are looking to lure you in with bogus emails and pop-ups that seem safe. In fact, if they get your information, they’ll use it to commit fraud.

Learn how to sniff out phishing attacks and avoid being scammed. 

Twitter chatJoin the FTC, Stop.Think.Connect., and others for a Twitter chat on phishing this Thursday, May 16 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Follow @FTC and use the hashtag #ChatSTC to join the conversation!

Meanwhile, test your smarts against fraudsters with our phishing scams game.

Phishing Scams Game

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Comments

I let someone get me and didn't know it. But this last time, I figured it out, when my computer said do you want to save your password for this site? I immediately went and changed all my passwords and on that site, I changed them three times in 18 hours and changed my security questions also. I knew something happened when I got an email from myself, that's when I knew I had be taken a month or so ago. Every time I turn around I was having to enter my password for yahoo mail. So when I got an email asking to verify my account info and I had to put in my email password again, I realized it thank goodness. I wish there was a way to stick it to the person who keeps doing this to me. I bet I am not the only one, and it looks just like the yahoo everything. I have that email saved in my spam folder, I used to send it to someone, but I lost that address to turn them in. Thanks to FTC and Online Onguard for helping people like me who sometimes fall for the scam.

Hi, you can forward phishing emails to spam@uce.gov and reportphishing@apwg.org.

yes, it happens, but it had happened to me few times. Once i got an email from my friends email address because it was hacked and I didn't know. This person was asking for thousand dollars to get off an island that they were vacationing at and needed financial help.

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