Monday, July 17, 2006

Beware of Phishing!

Many library staff recently received an email that appeared to be from Amazon.com asking us to click on the link, which was labeled http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/sign-in.html and verify our account information. Clicking on the link actually leads you to http://80.97.17.147/index.html which is NOT an Amazon.com web page.

This is an example of phishing.

Beware of clicking links in emails asking you to verify your account information.

If you receive such an email, open your web browser, manually type in the main URL of the company or bank (such as www.amazon.com), then log into your account. If the email concerns your local banking information, just pick up the phone and see if they need to verify anything!

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