Saturday, December 17, 2005

Holiday Phishing: Information on phishing scams

Holiday Phishing: Information on phishing scams

Friends! Festive mood has been warming up gradually and so is the online shopping fever. Make sure you enjoy trouble-free online shopping in this season and wel-come year 2006 with smiling face.

Every now and then, fly-by-night online store comes and vanished. It's very difficult to discriminate between genuine site and spoof site. The online scams have becoming more and more common. This article will guide you to differentiate between good and bad and what to do if you're involved in a phishing scam? In this article I also tried to give you some useful tips to avoid such scams.

Play safe with online shopping

The secure site has a padlock icon in the locked position in the lower right hand corner of your browser window. This is the indication of the site uses encryption technology to send information from your computer to the computer of online shopping mall.

Secondly check whether a site is secure by checking the URL field of the browser and make sure that site uses the https:// prefix. The "s" after "http" stands for "secure" indicating that you are landed over the secure Web site.

Remember you can see the "s" or a locked padlock only if you actually go to the order page on the Web site. Please don't fully rely on "s", for safer side please check out the company's authenticity with reputed business bureau's site.



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