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Find Out Just How Many People Fall Prey to Phishing Scams

 - Mar 11, 2013
References: getcybersafe & loveinfographics
People get emails from foreign dignitaries who desperately need access to a bank account with the promise of a huge money transfer, yet some have no clue that these are just phishing scams.

Millions upon millions of these hoaxes get sent out, spamming emails all over the globe, with several making it through even the toughest spam traps and filters. Phishers use fake e-mails and come up with elaborate stories in order to try and reel in readers with some juicy bait, and all they need is just a few bites in order to get a big catch.

For messages that get sent out automatically with the click of a button, phishing scams can lure 80,000 people in a day.