Email or IM requests for confidential information tend not be legitimate. Delete any unsolicited correspondences.
The practice of using fraudulent e-mails and copies of legitimate websites to extract financial data from computer users for purposes of identity theft
Fraud Analyst Report
Be vigilant while you shop online this holiday season and beware of scams while shopping online. Cyber scammers try to target shoppers by various means including scams on popular social networking sites and other websites. If something sounds too good to be true it probably is. Stay vigilant when opening links and ensure that your antivirus is updated daily to ensure optimum protection against malware.