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Phishing Scam Fighters and Resources

Phishing attacks have tremendously increased in the recent past. As the universal saying goes, "Awareness is the greatest agent for change", people are expected to take preventive measures in order to escape from such attacks and if they encounter any such attack, an immediate action of reporting the concerned authority about the scammer will be advisable.
A list of various Government and Education sites have been jotted down that fight back against scams. Also, several presentations and pdfs have been collected to understand the risks associated with phishing scams and several federal law enforcements.

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Websites fighting against Phishing Scam :

1. OnGuardOnline
Forward phishing emails to spam@uce.gov – and to the company, bank, or organization impersonated in the email. You may also report phishing email to reportphishing@antiphishing.org. The Anti-Phishing Working Group, a group of ISPs, security vendors, financial institutions and law enforcement agencies, uses these reports to fight phishing.

2. Microsoft
Phishing email messages, websites, and phone calls are designed to steal money. Cybercriminals can do this by installing malicious software on your computer or stealing personal information off of your computer.

3. Search Engine Genie
Phishing is a technique employed by spammers and hackers to gather web user's personal information to steal their identities and then their money or benefits. They pretend and do it in name of legitimate retailer, bank or government agency.

4. US Cert Gov
US-CERT collects phishing email messages and website locations so that we can help people avoid becoming victims of phishing scams. You can report phishing to us by sending email to phishing-report@us-cert.gov.



5. FTC
Phishing is a type of online scam that targets consumers by sending them an e-mail that appears to be from a well-known source – an internet service provider, a bank, or a mortgage company, for example. It asks the consumer to provide personal identifying information. Then a scammer uses the information to open new accounts, or invade the consumer's existing accounts.

6. Anti-Phishing Organization
The APWG collects, analyzes, and exchanges lists of verified credential collection sites, like those used in Phishing.

7. Fraud Organization
In a scheme called "phishing," ID thieves trick people into providing their Social Security numbers, financial account numbers, PIN numbers, mothers' maiden names, and other personal information by pretending to be someone they're not.

8. Wikipedia
There are several different techniques to combat phishing, including legislation and technology created specifically to protect against phishing. These techniques include steps that can be taken by individuals, as well as by organizations. Phone, web site, and email phishing can now be reported to authorities.

9. IRS Gov
Phishing is a scam typically carried out through unsolicited email and/or websites that pose as legitimate sites and lure unsuspecting victims to provide personal and financial information.

10. Sec Gov
The best way you can protect yourself from phony phishers is to understand what legitimate financial service providers and respectable online auction houses will and will not do. Most importantly, legitimate entities will not ask you to provide or verify sensitive information through a non-secure means, such as email.

11. UK Gov
Some websites can look like they're part of an official government service or that they provide more help than they actually do. Report misleading websites, emails, phone calls or text messages you think may be suspicious.

12. IC3 Gov
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).

13. OIT Help
Phishing is the use of email and fraudulent web sites to trick people into disclosing personal financial or identity information, such as credit card or Social Security numbers, user names (e.g., NetIDs), passwords and addresses.

14. US Department of Justice
The United States department of justice and department of the solicitor general of Canada are jointly issuing a special report to advise the public on current trends and developments in identity theft.

15. Consumer FTC
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the nation's consumer protection agency. The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace.

16. UK Help TalkTalk
Phishing is a type of Internet fraud. It is the use of emails which appear to come from a legitimate company to trick people into giving out confidential information including usernames, passwords or bank and credit card details.

17. DOS NY
Phishing (also called pharming or whaling) e-mails trick people into sending money or providing personal information such as usernames, passwords, credit card details, and Social Security numbers to unauthorized individuals who hijack their information and use it to commit identity theft.

18. Identity Theft Killer
Phishing is a form of online identity theft in which fraudsters trick Internet users into submitting personal information to illegitimate web sites.

19. Phishtank
PhishTank is a collaborative clearing house for data and information about phishing on the Internet. Also, PhishTank provides an open API for developers and researchers to integrate anti-phishing data into their applications at no charge.

20. Bankinfosecurity
Phishing schemes, which are most often carried out by e-mail or instant-messaging, aim to dupe users into sharing sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as trustworthy entities, such as a bank or government agency.

21. BBB
Once again, scammers are sending emails that appear to come from your trusted Better Business Bureau. They'll tell you that a complaint has been registered against your business, or that a customer has submitted a review of your business.

22. McAfee
According to statistics collected by the Anti-Phishing Working Group, phishing attacks have increased by about 52 percent each month since January 2006. In June, the last month for which complete numbers were available, an average of 47.4 phishing attacks hit each day; in May, that number was 38.6.

23. Incharge
Fighting 'Phishing' Scams Requires a Watchful Eye

24. FDIC
There's a new type of Internet piracy called "phishing." It's pronounced "fishing," and that's exactly what these thieves are doing: "fishing" for your personal financial information. What they want are account numbers, passwords, Social Security numbers, and other confidential information that they can use to loot your checking account or run up bills on your credit cards.

25. Thundercloud
No doubt, phishing is the number one way criminals and miscreant steal identities, credit card numbers, bank account passwords and so on. While most people would guess hacking is the way most people are ripped off, it's simply not true.

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