May 27, 2011

TIPS: Your Cheatin' Mail

If you noticed the time stamp on the email, you would notice it's like almost three months back. Yup. This is one of the 80 pending posts on my blog. Today, we'll be looking at The Digital Age Robbers- the headline news on Malaysia's The Star newspaper on 27th of May 2011. According to Wikipedia, phishing is a way of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

I am sure your email boxes are full of spams almost everyday, and in between these spam mails, often are some mails that are cleverly disguised as financial institutions' email (banks), online store notifications and so on. A few examples of those emails that I've received are the ones below. You should notice some minor mistakes in the email, such as weird links that supposedly bring you to the purported site. I don't even have a Maybank account! But if you have one, do not click on the link that is given in the email. Instead, type in the your online banking's address in your address bar to go directly to their website. 

Besides, as many Malaysians spend a lot of time on Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites, you should also be aware that these scams are also waiting to strike you there. Read my previous blog post - Wah! Got Free Subway Meh?

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