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Watch Out For That Phishing Scam

The last few years have seen the internet used as a new medium for the fraudsters and con artists around the world with literally million of pounds being stolen or obtained fraudulently. While many companies have introduced sophisticated security procedures the fraudsters still continue to thrive and the number of phishing scams continues to rise.

One of the main areas which the phishing scammers target is the banking sector, sending out an array of random emails purporting to be from banks and other financial institutions. The recipients are then asked to click on a link to 'confirm their user name and password' and either enter their details on a rogue site which is a copy of the correct financial site, else spyware is added to the user's machine and all key impressions are recorded.

While phishing scams are very easy to notice, more and more people seem oblivious to the risks although large numbers of people have paid the price at a later date. The bottom line is that if an email does not address you by your correct name then it is likely to be a scam and if it takes you to a rogue site, you are at serious risk of giving away details of your finances.

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