The number and sophistication of phishing and spoofing scams sent out to consumers is continuing to increase dramatically. While online banking is widely considered to be as safe or safer than in-branch or ATM banking, as a general rule you should be careful about giving out your personal financial information over the Internet. Below is a list of recommendations you can use to avoid becoming a victim of these scams:
EarthLink ScamBlocker is just one of many free browser toolbars that alerts you before you visit a page that’s on the service provider’s list of known fraudulent phisher websites.
EarthLink’s toolbar is free to all Internet users and can be downloaded at https://www.earthlink.net/security-and-tools/