How to identify phishing scams: Stop! Don’t click!

An excellent article on phishing scams from HP Small & Medium Business You’ve just received an email from the bank, telling you that there was an error in your favour in your last bank statement, and that you should “click here” to claim what’s owing to you. Fantastic news! Isn’t it? No: you’re about to become a victim of a type of cybercrime called “phishing”. Baiting the hook First given the name in 1996, “phishing” describes a scam which is designed to trick you into giving away your online passwords. The hook is often an e-mail from an apparently...

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