What represents the bait part of a phishing scam?
A fake email represents the bait in a phishing scam. Potential
victims are lured into the scam with an email that threatens a
breach in security or some kind of reward for replying to the email
and providing personal information.
A bait part would be what draws you in. Say if you have the usual email. "My relative died and I want to give you money for no reason", that is the bait
The transmission of personal identity information is the catch in a phishing scam. Scammers try to craft a fake email that will convince potential victims to release personal identity information. The scammers then use this information to steal the victim's identity online. Getting a response to the fake email that actually contains this identity information would be considered a catch.
Beware of the email scam if you are promised a large amount of money, such as a lottery prize, inheritance, money sitting in some bank account, etc. Phishing scam mail can lead to identity theft, to identify and protect yourself from such mails read this research paper. www.technologystation.net/2012/02/recognize-phishing-scam-e-mails.html
Does Microsoft used to organize lottery for its own promotion and the winner paid by Butterfield private Bank of London?
When you mark an e-mail message as "Phishing scam," it helps hotmail better identify who and what our customers consider as junk or spam. By increasing the number of reports we received, we will be able to systematically identify who are sending this kind of messages to prevent your account from receiving such messages from these senders in the future. This feature does not automatically blocks a sender from sending the messages to your account.
Why is it that when you mark an email in Hotmail as a Phising Scam the email gets sent to your deleted file and when you go into your deleted file and mark it as phising it disappears?
A bogus email pretending to be from a legitimate bank and asking for your password information is an example of a?
It usually doesn't do any good to report it to the bank/broker/retailer/service that is being spoofed. They do not have any staff to pursue phishing attempts. It would be great if they would set up "honeypots" to trap the criminals, but they don't. About the only thing you can do to fight phishing is to make it unprofitable by wasting the scammers' time. Go to their bogus web site and feed them entirely phony information…
Do not click the link(s) within the email and do not provide your password or any other personal information. You can ignore the email, and you can also forward it to the "real" company (for example, if the phishing email appears to be from Yahoo.com, forward it to the real company so they are aware of the scam).
There are several famous or popular PayPal scams. One popular scam is a phishing scam where a criminal tries to get a person's account details. Another scam is when the seller wants a person to send money for a purchase, but then asks for the payment to be sent as a "gift". This means the seller is trying to avoid transaction fees. Doing this also makes it hard for a person to prove that they…