Anti-Phishing Toolbar Available/ How to Avoid Bank and eBay Phishing Scams

   Posted December 30, 2004 by David Kirk in Internet

The following Tech-Recipes tutorial describes the dangers of eBay and bank phishing scams and how to avoid them using a toolbar from Netcraft.


Phishing is an often used scam method which directs people to fraudulent websites that look authentic. These sites are used to grab credit card numbers and other personal information.

Several people have recently been hit with bank and eBay phishing scams through email. Always be very cautious about visiting a website from an email that requests any personal information.

Netcraft has released an anti-phishing toolbar that will help to confirm that the websites you visit are actually valid websites. As people contribute phishing URLs, they are blocked.

In addition, the toolbar always shows the real domain hosting location to help you decide if the site is genuine or not. As most phishing sites are located out of country, this can be very helpful as well.

http://toolbar.netcraft.com/

 

About David Kirk

David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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