What are phishing scams?

    Phishing scams are fake email messages designed to look like they are from a legitimate source in order to scam the user into giving personal information which will be used for identity theft. The email directs the user to visit a Web site to update sensitive personal information, such as their credit card, social security, and bank account numbers, as well as passwords. However, the phony Web site is set up only to steal the user’s information.

    NetZero will never send you an unsolicited email asking you for your password, social security number, mother’s maiden name, or your driver’s license number. If you see such an email message, please report the incident to NetZero, by forwarding the mail along with its full headers to abuse@support.netzero.com.

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