Phising Scams: Look at The Link and Don’t Click!

For those who doesn’t know what it is phishing scam, here’s some info:

Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure the unsuspecting public. Phishing emails may contain links to websites that are infected with malware.Phishing is typically carried out by e-mail spoofing or instant messaging, and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website whose look and feel are almost identical to the legitimate one. Phishing is an example of social engineering techniques used to deceive users, and exploits the poor usability of current web security technologies. Attempts to deal with the growing number of reported phishing incidents include legislation, user training, public awareness, and technical security measures.

I saw this post from another resident and I would like to share it. It is important that you look very well on pages about SL. So let’s see the phishing scam webpage:

scam-webpage

Always a scam webpage will have a look like as the original, put also there’s something you can make sure it is not a real webpage and that’s the address. Never put your SL infor in another website you can’t not trust, if you are not sure, contact SL technical support and ask for help. The main webpage of SL is http://www.secondlife.com and if you are going to buy or get something for free then the best place is https://marketplace.secondlife.com/. Avoid strange links which only want your lindens or your personal information. Keep your eyes open some “freebies” can be lethal weapons (specially those who ask you to put your data in a different link).

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