Yahoo Email

April 15th, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 11.51.03 AMThe generic greeting, the urgent call to action, and the ambiguous subject line all suggest that this email is spam attempting to get at our personal information (which is why, ultimately, we did not click on “update” when the message recently surfaced in our inbox).

Internet Phishing scams are an increasing concern for consumers. Disclosing personal information to unscrupulous imposters can lead to a host of problems, including identity theft — the FTC’s top consumer complaint 15 years running.

If a suspicious email crops up in your inbox, mark it as spam and report it to your email provider.

Find more of our coverage on phishing scams here.

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A method of tricking consumers into handing over their personal information by posing as a legitimate entity.

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