Spam and E-mail Fraud
We all know what spam and e-mail fraud is all about and how one is related to the other.
It’s the more serious situations related to spam and e-mail fraud that can make you go through major changes like cancelling your credit card or bank account.
Receiving emails that ask for sensitive, personal or account and pin number information stating your account is in some situation that requires your immediate attention.
E-mail fraud messages like that are called phishing (pronounced “fishing”) and the phrase is probably coined in relation to cyber crooks fishing for your information.
I’ve gotten email like this from Ebay, PayPal and even the US Postal Service which was definitely fraudulent phishing.
I bring this article to your attention, as PayPal, Yahoo, Google and others are providing information as to a remedy.
The group has formed DMARC.org, which in written type stands for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance.
Below is from the article on the site Business Insider.
DMARC.org consists of heavy hitters including AOL, Google, Microsoft Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, Bank of America, Fidelity Investments, PayPal, American Greetings, Facebook, LinkedIn along with a few email security vendors (Agari, Cloudmark, eCert, Return Path, Trusted Domain Project).
This powerful group wants to adopt a technology plan that was first created by PayPal in 2007 and used with Yahoo and Gmail. That plan became a formal technical document released in October. Today the DMARC.org leaped to life with its founding members vowing support.
Read the full article on Business Insider –>> HERE