Phishing

Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, banks, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure unsuspecting public. Phishing emails may contain links to websites that are infected with malware. Phishing is typically carried out by email spoofing or instant messaging, and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website whose look and feel are almost identical to the legitimate one.
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  • Internet Crimes in Chicago

    … to criminal charges and these include the following: Wire fraud Identity theft Credit card fraud Indecent solicitation of a minor Child pornography Craig’s list prostitution Phishing or spoofing Extortion Hacking of private information Copyright infringement In addition, you can face charges if you use the internet for electronic communications…

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