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Things You Should Be Aware Of To Protect Yourself
New Internet Scams: "Phishing"
Below you will find some tips on how to protect your email address from those who unethically spam unsuspecting people like yourself.
What Is "Phishing?"
"Phishing" refers to a person or a group of cyber-criminals who create an imitation or copy of an existing legitimate Web page to trick users into providing sensitive personal information. Responding to "phishing" emails put your accounts at risk.
Be Aware of Phishing Scams-
Many companies like eBay are experiencing problems with hackers using a technique called "Phishing." This is when the name and logo of a company has been used without consent or knowledge by that company to acquire sensitive information from unsuspecting Web and email users. For example you could get an email saying that your eBay account needs to be updated. You innocently click on the link they send you which can lead you to a fake web site asking you for your password or credit card information or the link can be to a file that contains a virus. You need to take precautions. When it doubt, simply type in the real web site address- www.eBay.com and contact customer service to make sure that the email is legitimate.
While our company, Holistic Wisdom, Inc. has not been compromised in any way, many large numbers of recipients from other more highly targeted companies like banks and online auction companies are being "spammed," without actual knowledge of their banking affiliation, with fraudulent emails like these.
If you suspect that you have received a fraudulent email by someone using our company logo or name, please contact us.
How To Prevent Spam
Removal Addresses: Never respond to the 'removal request' email address that shows up in some spam. Doing so is a quick way to end up on the list of dozens of other spammers. It's best just to complain directly to the spammer's service provider.
Usenet Newsgroups: Never post a message to a newsgroup using your real email address. A very simple way to cloak your address from the spam-robots is to add 'spam-bait' to it. For instance, if your email address is "firstname.lastname@example.org" change it to something like "jdoe|NO_Spam@internet.com|NoSpam". This makes it easy for others to see your address, but the spam robots cannot make that distinction (yet...). Use spam-bait on email addresses in your news-reader program and in any signature files you use. Robots can get your address from there too.
Personal Web sites: If you have a personal web page as many people do these days... computer hackers target those and will "spider" (use computer programs to search through the site) through web sites to collect email addresses. When our web site first went up our spam and the number of viruses sent to us did too. We have since put a special Java Script code on our site that protects us from that.
Online Services: Never publish a 'user profile'. Find out if you can request exclusion from any member directories. Ask the service about setting up a separate user ID (with separate email box) that you can use for chat rooms or newsgroups. Also, ask if the service offers any mail filters to keep messages from known spammers out of your mailbox.
Online Software Registration: Always double check which options you are checking when registering your software. Online registration programs often let you choose to have your address added to a list of addresses so the business can send you email Sometimes you have to uncheck a box if you don't want advertisements.
Electronic News Subscriptions: The same warnings as above apply here. Read the options very carefully. Spam-Stopping Services- These services help prevent SPAM from showing up in your mailbox- Consumers Connect offers a Subscription to the Privacy Service. They can assist you in preventing unwanted email