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Phishing scams seeking to steal donations earmarked for Hurricane Katrina victims may have started a week ago, but security experts said to expect a spike in this fraudulent activity in the weeks to come. Scam artists often prey upon the sympathy for tragedy victims by sending out millions of spam messages requesting aid be sent to a particular bank account or donated to an organization's Web site linked from an e-mail.
FUN with PHISHERS
If you get a phishing email, have some fun at the phisers expense. Go to Http://www.PhishFighting.com and plug the Phishers URL into the site. It will send the Phiser false entries over and over until you close your browser. The Phisher will get 100's or 1000's of fake entries for every real entry he gets.