Scams & Phishing
Scams are incredibly prevalent on the Internet and phishing is an especially sophisticated method of stealing personal information under the guise of legitimate business practices. For more information on phishing see WVU Information Security Services.
Some additional resources on phishing:
- Internet Crime Complaint Center
A joint effort by the FBI and White Collar Crime.
Maintains a massive archive of phishing and identity theft email scams.
- Anti-phishing Working Group
A global pan-industrial and law enforcement association focused on eliminating the fraud and identity theft that result from phishing, pharming and email spoofing of all types.
- Wikipedia: Phishing
- FTC: “How Not to Get Hooked by a ‘ Phishing’ Scam“
- FTC: Identity Theft Site