How the 'Phishers' Almost Got Me
It was that close — I was one mouse click away from possibly having my identity stolen. I had entered my user name into what I thought was my online bank account. Then at the last second, I happened to glance at the URL of the site I was visiting. It was not my bank's Web address, even though it looked just like my bank's home page. I realized that I was being scammed. I closed the browser window and thanked my lucky stars.
"Phishers" will do anything to steal the information they need to get into your bank account or into your credit cards. They almost got me because I wasn't paying attention one day and got careless.
Morning Edition's John Ydstie talked to me today about my "escape" and what people need to do to reduce their chances of falling into the evil clutches of these thieves.
Have you ever fallen victim to a scam? Any suggestions on how to avoid them?
9:02 AM ET | 08-24-2007 | permalink