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From: "RA Friedman" <[log in to unmask]>
> Yes, this is getting really bad since the "phishers" are now starting to
create exact facsimiles of the real sites. I got one for Paypal recently.
The link takes you to a site that looks just like Paypal. It isn't. The rule
of thumb is don't log into any site unless you have chosen it via the actual
URL in your browser. No legitimate site will ever send you an email asking
you to log-in.
If you put your mouse cursor over the link (at least in IE) the actual
you are linking to will appear at the bottom of the window. This may have a
number ahead of the site it claims to be (i.e. 123.234.210.001.PayPal...) or
an address totally unconnected with the supposed sender. The phishers create
phony sites by downloading the images off the real site (easily done, so
I wonder if you could go to the phisher site and enter the e-address of the
Steven C. Barr