At 02:30 PM 2/6/2005 -0800, RA Friedman wrote:
>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.

1. Kill the HTML in all incoming e-mail. The true address is almost always
invisible in plaintext, hiding underneath in the HTML.

2. Never click a link in an e-mail; copy and paste so you go to the site
which appears to the eye.

3. Do not trust appearances. is an eBay domain;
may or may not be.

90+% of my HTML e-mail is spam or phishing. 90+% of my plaintext e-mail is
legitimate. I've never received a plaintext phishing attempt.


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