Phishing - Fake Requests for Personal Financial Information
Below are examples of phishing attacks submitted to ConsumerFraudReporting and antiphishing.org: many of these links open a page on the antiphishing.org website. And if you think you have been victimized, see our What to do, if you think you have been the victim of identity theft page!
Also see these summary reports of Phishing attack trends:
Reporting a Possible Phishing Attack
If you need advice about an Internet or online solicitation, or you want to report a possible scam, use the Online Reporting Form or or call the NFIC hotline at 1-800-876-7060
For More Information About Phishing, See:
- Click Here for a copy of NCL's Phishing Brochure. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader'.
How Not to Get Hooked by a 'Phishing' Scam
Offers tips on how to avoid falling victim to a new type of spam scam in which consumers are deceived into handing over personal financial information.
Is Someone "Phishing" for Your Information? [PDF
Cautions consumers about emails that claim to be from government agencies in an attempt to steal personal information.
- Digital PhishNet Web site.
- Phish Report Network - a cooperative effort by several companies providing an information clearinghouse that will be run by WholeSecurity, a provider of client-side security solutions.
- Internet Crime Prevention & Control Institute, a cooperative effort between Zero Spam Network Corp. and the University of Miami. Staffed by Miami undergraduate and graduate students and Zero Spam employees, works closely with the Secret Service's Electronic Crimes Task Force and ISPs in the United States and abroad to identify and block traffic to machines hosting phishing sites.