Beware of phishing fraud, which could lead to identity theft. Phishing fraud is a problem with recent increased popularity of online banking and social networking sites like MySpace, Facebook and Friendster.

The term phishing comes from the analogy of fishing. In the scam bait used to convince victims to give out information such as passwords and credit card numbers. Bait is usually a place for emergency and one of the victims’ friends or trusted Web sites, asking for information to solve all problems with your account.

Facebook Login Phishing is one of many phishing fraud available. The website is designed to look very similar to Facebook. You must be very careful to check the URL in your Web browser when you are prompted to input personal or financial information. You can search forFacebook Login Tips to learn more about the security breach and how to avoid it.

Other goals are typical phishing sites for online banking, PayPal, the IRS and credit card companies. Internet users must be vigilant and always double check to make sure the site gives you information to is actually the most reliable site. Phishing has snowball effect. One of the phisher has your login information is very easy to get in touch with friends, posing as you, and get information too.

Anti-phishing software is mandatory for anyone who has Internet access. Most Internet service providers have included some security measures as part of their online security software. Most browsers are also accessories that can detect most phishing fraud. Unfortunately, these measures are insufficient. Some fraudsters have found other ways to cheat or avoid the anti-phishing, which is necessary to be extra careful of unknown emails and messages. If you believe you were the victim of a phishing scam is very important to inform the company that the phisher claimed to be.