“Phishers” are often pretty obvious

“Phishing” is the practice of sending out emails that try to trick you into providing credit card or bank data that the phisher immediately sells or uses to steal your money. We all get these phishing emails regularly, I supect. The best thing to do is delete them before opening, but if they are good enough to get you to open them, read them carefully. Here is an excerpt from one I got today from “my” e-gold account.

* Our terms and conditions you agreed to state that your service must always be under your control or those you designate all times. We have noticed some unusual activity related to your service that indicates that other parties may have access and or control of your information’s in your service.

I’ll bet that was written by someone who is not fluent in English. If I had responded, it would not be long before my money would be residing in some foreign bank!

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