The malicious practice of pretending to be a trusted party in order to try to extract sensitive information from a victim

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How to report scam Gmail acount?

A Yahoo account was hacked, Lets assume it was called example@yahoo.com and that the victim also have another email example@gmail.com. The guy who hacked Yahoo email id stole the contact list, and ...
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Lottery questions [closed]

Someone has contacted me saying I won a 500,000 dollar lottery from gmail/Microsoft!! Is this true in any way?? They are telling me to contact a courier company that wants $350 to deliver it!
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How to setup Gmail filters based on information in the header?

We are getting a very persistent person(s) who continually are spoofing a company employees e-mail address with criminal intent. They attempt to e-mail other people in the company trying to trick them ...
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How to contact Twitter to report phishing scams

Every week I get an email message from somebody asking me to confirm my Twitter account. I don't even have a Twitter account! The sender's email address is activate@twitter.com, which I find ...
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Gmail “suspicious sign-in attempts” email - legitimate? [duplicate]

I got two emails this week from Gmail, claiming to have prevented "suspicious sign-in attempts" to my account. These emails came from the address: signins.activityalerts@gmail.com (using the name ...
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Any way to stop LinkedIn from asking for my email account password so it can spam my contacts?

On a regular basis, after logging in to LinkedIn and doing something like accepting an invitation to be "added to someone's professional network", LinkedIn will ask for my email account password. It ...
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Report phishing attempt on Twitter

I think a friend's Twitter account has been compromised. She has sent me a direct message with a link which is an obvious phishing attempt to get my password. I didn't fall for it, and I sent a ...
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I have a Yahoo email account that just got hacked and now I can't send out emails

I have a Yahoo email account that just got hacked as someone used it to send spam to many of my contacts. I just changed my password. I've been trying to send emails to a few contacts that we're ...
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Gmail account targeted by phishing scams

Yesterday I sent an email explaining some seo techniques to a client and today I got 2 emails from other gmail addresses that are clearly phishing scams that want me to purchase seo scripts. I do ...
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Is paypal-community legitimate, or is it phishing?

I see this website https://www.paypal-community.com I worry that if I was to mistype a letter it could go to a phishing site I also worry that the site itself isn't legitimate. Is it, and what can ...
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I received a notification from Gmail that someone tired to sign in to my account. Is it legitimate? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Gmail sends “suspicious sign-in prevented ” emails or is it a trick? I've just received the following notification, apparently from GMail: Unusual ...
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How to identify whether my login page is phished page or actual page? [closed]

how can i determine the difference between phished page and the normal web page?i knew about only one method https and http before the address will be one of the identification .. is it there any ...
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Why can't Hotmail (or other providers) tell the difference between spoof and real emails?

Why can't Hotmail tell the difference between spoof and real emails from a domain (such as blizzard.com)? I get swamped with phishing emails from "blizzard.com" so I put it on my blacklist but then I ...
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Any danger in having spammy Twitter followers

I routinely receive notifications of obviously spammy Twitter users following me, e.g. accounts with names like @freemoneynow, etc. Is there a danger in allowing them to follow me if I do not follow ...
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Am I to trust my user/password to some apps that claim to be integrated with Twitter?

I have seen a couple of webapps that say something along the lines: "Use your twitter account-> User ___ password __" And then they take you to some other page. After all this phishing warnings ...
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How do I get Gmail to display images in a message when it thinks, “This message may not be from whom it claims to be.”

Occasionally, Gmail thinks that a legitimate message is a phishing scam. When I open it to verify it's legit and mark it "Not spam", a banner appears at the top warning me that, "This message may not ...