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Phishing is an email spam scam that is specifically used to commit identity theft. Its sole purpose is to scam you into divulging personal information, which they can use to perpetrate identity theft. This includes passwords, card numbers, birth dates, PINs and other vital personal data. The term came into use to denote the way phishers bait to lure their victims into divulging private data. Industry experts define this devious practice as a form of "social engineering."
Spam -What is Your Protection Under the Law?
Spam has become an ever-increasing problem in recent years, costing legitimate businesses a great deal in both time and money.
How Spammers Get Your Email Address
Each minute of each day, there are literally thousands upon thousands of spam email messages flooding inboxes the world over. Some of that email even goes out from what appears to be your very own email address! Where on earth do spammers get your email address? There are various ways - some are legitimate, and most are not.