Thursday, June 09, 2005

Detecting Spoofmail aka
Not Getting Phished

Ever get email that starts something like:

Dear Valued Customer,
Our records indicate that your account has been overdrawn by one million dollars ($1,000,000). We believe this to be in error. To help us correct this, please email your name, phone number, social security number, account number, bank account, ...

OK, some aren't that subtle. However, if you've ever been fooled, or nearly fooled (hey, that's me!) by phish mail, the folks at PayPal have a guide to Protect Yourself from Fraudulent Emails, which includes a pop-up link to find ten ways to recognize spoof.