The number and sophistication of phishing scams sent out to consumers is continuing to increase dramatically. As a general rule you should be careful about giving out your personal financial information over the Internet. Below is a list of recommendations that you can use to avoid becoming a victim of these scams.
For more information, check some of the following sources: For more information about how to protect yourself, see our Fact Sheet 17a Identity Theft: What to do if It Happens to You at http://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs17a.htm. Read the information and tips put out by the Federal Trade Commission about phishing at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt127.shtm.