Phisher emails usually aren't personalized, meaning they generally don't contain your name or other information.
It's possible that they can be personalized, though, so if you are unsure of any email make sure to call the bank or company to be sure. Also, you should email the company or bank that is being impersonated in the email, if that's the case.
Matt took a picture of him with his cell phone camera.
Within seconds, the picture was flying around the phones at school.
The anonymous cruel messages kept coming - some from complete strangers.
Greg, an obese high school student, was changing in the locker room after gym class.
While there are many online scams on the internet, phishing is one that is geared specifically toward retrieving someone's personal information and using it to harm them.
A group of girls at his school had been taunting Alan through IM, teasing him about his small size, daring him to do things he couldn't do. Now that more and more kids have cell phones, cyberbullying often takes place through texting and picture messaging as well.An Identity Theft Report helps you fix any false accounts or transactions an identity thief might have made in your name.It will let credit card companies, debt collectors, and businesses know that recent purchases on your credit report were made by someone other than yourself. This shows all of the details pertaining to your complaint and you will need a hard copy of it later.For example: MFCIB93 seems like a bunch of gibberish but is easily translated into: My Favorite Color Is Blue and the numbers could refer to anything, like your birth year. Equifax: 1-800-525-6285 Experian: 1-800-397-3742 Trans Union: 1-800-680-7289 The fraud alert will make it hard for any identity theft to make any more transactions using your information.
If you are suspicious of an identity thief using your account, you can put a fraud alert on your credit report by contacting one of these three credit reporting companies (U. The alert lasts for at least 90 days and if need be, you can create an Identity Theft Report.
If you ever come across an email that you believe to be a phisher email, forward the email to [email protected] U. If you were the victim of a phishing attack, file a report with the FTC at gov/complaint.