What is Phishing
Phishing is the act of sending fake, misleading, or fraudulent messages in an attempt to trick recipients into providing personal information. This type of activity has been commonplace on the Internet for many years (since 1996). Avoid being the victim of Phishing e-mails. Exercise critical thinking when receiving any message asking for personal information. Learn more about Phishing by visiting these links from Wikipedia, Microsoft, Norman, and US-CERT.
Widomaker does not send out e-mail messages requesting personal account information including usernames and passwords.
Those who are interested in doing so can report Phishing e-mail messages using the free Spamcop.net spam reporting service.
An example Phishing e-mail message is below. This type of message would never be from the company the message claims to be from. This type of message should never be replied to. You should never click on any links or fill out any forms found in such a message...
From: WidowMaker Customer Service
Subject: WidowMaker !!! ( Verify Your Account now)
Due to a few problems experienced in our service network, you are expected to
undergo an account holders re-validation process in order to sort out some
problems that may be encountered in our email service to you.
This process is not going to take long and will be characterized by certain
lapses in our email services to you.
The Widowmaker network will require you to complete the account details below
and select a test question and answer (to serve as security code that will be
needed in logging in to your account service during the duration of this
Widowmaker Account login:
Enter the letter from the Security Image [input]
You will be sent a new confirmation alphanumerical password to that will only be valid during this period and can be changed after the process.
Thanks for your understanding.
Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his or her account
before two weeks of receiving this warning will lose his or her account