Welcome to Phishing.org

  • What is Phishing?

    What is Phishing?

    Phishing refers to the process where a targeted individual is contacted by email or telephone by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure the individual into providing sensitive information such as banking information, credit card details, and passwords. The personal information is then used to access the individual's account and can result in identity theft and financial loss ...

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  • 10 Ways to Avoid Phishing Scams

    10 Ways to Avoid Phishing Scams

    Nobody wants to fall prey to a phishing scam. There’s a good reason that such scams have enjoyed such a long run, though: They are often successful. Phishing scams have been around practically since the inception of the Internet, and it doesn’t look like they are going away any time soon. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid becoming a victim ...

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  • Phishing Techniques

    Phishing Techniques

    Phishing is the method used to steal personal information through spamming or other deceptive means. There are a number of different phishing techniques used to obtain personal information from users. As technology becomes more advanced, the phishing techniques being used are also more advanced. To prevent phishing ...

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Did you know?
  • Over half of Internet users get at least 1 phishing email per day.
  • Over 100 billion spam emails are sent each day (as of 2011).
  • According to Consumer Reports, the cost of phishing is nearly $500 million per year in the United States alone.
Phishing Resources:
  • What is Phishing?  "The process where a targeted individual is contacted by email or telephone by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure the individual into providing sensitive information such as banking information, credit card details, and passwords..."
  • Phishing and Identity Theft:  "You may think that a person can't do a whole lot with your bank username and password, but you would be wrong. In reality, it is a very slippery slope. All too often, that slope culminates in full-blown identity theft..."
  • How to Prevent Phishing:  "A lot of phishing emails claim to come from legitimate sources or popular websites. The emails often ask the user to enter bank details or other personal information. There are also phishing scam websites which appear exactly like the original websites..."
  • Other Resources:  History of Phishing, Report Phishing, Phishing Techniques, Phishing Scams, Anti-Phishing Software.