With Oznet service and our layered anti-spam techniques, you can protect yourself from the risks of phishing. Phishing uses spam email to defraud victims. It is becoming increasingly common – and increasingly dangerous. Fraud protection is included in our spam blocking service.
Phishing attacks use spam to distribute large volumes of fraudulent, yet official looking emails designed to deceive you into disclosing your credit card numbers, bank account information, passwords and other sensitive information. By disguising the messages to appear from well-known banks, online retailers and credit card companies, phishers have been able to convince up to five percent of email users to reveal sensitive personal information.
A common phishing technique involves creating the impression that there is an immediate need for personal information, which lures people to quickly click on a link to a fake website. Phishers have masqueraded as companies like eBay, Citibank, AOL, Paypal, Fleetbank, Earthlink, Visa, Barclays, Yahoo and Amazon to defraud victims.
To protect yourself you need to be careful about responding to requests for information, and you need Email Defense.
Using the same methods to detect spam, phishing emails can be identified and filtered out of inbound email to stop you from receiving them. Our anti-spam rules automatically protect you from anti-fraud and phishing scams before they can enter your inbox.