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Avoid Getting Fried by Phony Phishermen

10/22/13

You receive an email from a friend or colleague. It looks a little strange, but it's not the first time he's send you something unusual.

You're on a new website and see a link that looks interesting.

You receive an urgent message from your bank. You click on the link, and it looks like it brought you to your bank's website, asking you to reset your ID and/or password.

These are just some of the ways that phishing scammers trick victims into revealing data that can then be used for identity theft, money theft, and other illegal purposes.

The SEC recently updated some tips on avoiding these scams. Take a few minutes to read them now, and save yourself months of aggravation (and even money) in the future.