Phishing scams are cleverly hidden attempts to get your account information
using a fake email or website.
These emails appear legitimate - with professional-looking company logos
and information - and often claim that there is an urgent need for you to
log into your account and confirm your identity. The user is made to
believe the message or website is genuine, while it is not.
If you receive such emails, check the destination URL on the provided link before
attempting to login and/or submiting any personal information. There
is a high probability the link could actually lead
you to a spoofed (fake) website.
What is a phishing attack?
Phishing attacks use email or
malicious web sites to solicit personal, often financial, information.
Attackers may send email seemingly from a reputable credit card company or
financial institution that requests account information, often suggesting
that there is a problem. When users respond with the requested information,
attackers can use it to gain access to the accounts and use identity theft
for illegal purposes.
A phishing message arrives in your mailbox, pretending to be from a bank, or
from PayPal or eBay. It directs you to a web page and asks you to enter your
password or worse, "verify" your identity with personal information. The
web page is on a server not associated with the bank or any other legitimate
Phishing is about identity theft. If you submit your information
through one of these spoof websites then the fraudster has all of your
details and can commit crimes using your identity. Spoofing is creating a hoax website, with the intention of
misleading its visitors into thinking that it is the real website and
entering their private details. This is usually done by setting up a
webpage with a similar URL and icons/pictures on the pages to make it look
familiar and welcoming to all its visitors.
iGolder's Response to Phishing
To protect your account from phishing attacks, we encourage you to pick an
avatar and your favorite quote. Your avatar
and favorite quote are secret and displayed in the header of every web page
you visit at iGolder
and every emails you will receive from us. Since the hacker does not know which avatar and quote you
picked, his phishing message will appear as a forged email.
iGolder Email Phishing Attacks
We are repeating ourselves, however it is important you really understand
the danger of email phishing attacks. The hypertext link in a fraudulent
email will appear linking to the iGolder website, but if clicked, will direct
you to a fraudulent website, designed to ensnare the careless by mimicking
the appearance of the real iGolder website. Phony login forms are used
on these "phishing" websites to collect your iGolder login and password.
If you receive an email "from"
iGolder, however without your avatar and favorite quote, do not
click on any hyperlink, and do not respond
to it. Just delete it.
iGolder will never send you an email containing an
attachment. If you receive an email message "from" iGolder asking you
to open an attachment or install a "security software", you know this email