SCAM: A mouse-over of any link in these emails reveals that they do not point to the website they claim to represent. [View the lower left corner of each graphic.] These types of emails typically point to fake websites that are designed to look like a bank or credit card website. These are called phishing sites. Victims give away their login credentials for their real accounts when the try to log into these fake sites. Some phishing websites are so clever that when the victim logs into the phishing site, the fake site will use the information and forward them to the real site AND log them into the account. The victims therefore have no idea they have been phished. Some of the emails offer attached files to click on or download. Most of these contain malware and are very dangerous as a result.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR: Besides looking at the link revealed in the lower left corner of most of these scams by a mouse-over, notice that nearly all of these emails lack any personal information that identifies the recipient. None of the credit card emails, for example, identify the last 4 digits of the recipient’s credit card.
CAUTION: We do not advise visiting the links revealed in these scam emails because it is possible that some of these websites might cause a computer infection.