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4 Responses to UK Consumers Lose Faith in ‘Phished’ Brands

  1. Nobody_Holme November 27, 2007 at 12:55 pm #

    “Sometimes I lose faith in the human race”

    I lost that a long time ago… But throwaways arent a perfect solution. I’m careful and use them, and only give my real email to people i trust, but I’m still on two of the spam lists…

    I do have to mention, some companies are no help, if theres a rash of phishing going round using their name, they should at least contact their customers.
    I got hit with a very very convincing one from paypal… which i dont use… so i emailed their customer support suggesting that they mention about it… and got told to fuck off, although it took them about 100 words.
    I’m not saying that the whole problem is their fault, but they should at least do their bit, after all, if their customers get all their money taken, they’ve got nobody to buy their stuff.

  2. Pantagruel November 27, 2007 at 3:03 pm #

    “Oh well I guess we just have to keep educating, talking, discussing and teaching. There

  3. dirty November 27, 2007 at 5:18 pm #

    I think this goes to show how truly uneducated most people on the internet are. I agree that the companies should be doing there part to negate these phising sites but it really comes down to the end users clicking and typing.

    When I was reading this it made me do one of those wide eyed head shaking double takes at the screen. I agree with you Pantagruel, there is no patch for human stupidity.


  4. Goodpeople November 30, 2007 at 11:53 am #

    Well, I sort of understand why people react this way. When a company’s name is being abused in a fishing attack and the new spreads, people will start to associate that company’s name with “danger”.

    The prase “Something fishy going down”. comes to mind. Sorry for the lame attempt of humor.

    I don’t think it’s stupid. You can’t really blame people. But sooner or later they’ll realise that every company will become a taget sometime and that they just can’t keep avoiding it.