Identity Theft – Beware of Phishing Attacks!

Written by Charles Essmeier

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steal your identity?

There are several tips to help identify phishing expeditions. The first isrepparttar greeting. “Dear valued customer” is an odd greeting from a company that has a database that contains your name, address, Social Security number and credit card. Any company with whom you do business that legitimately wants to contact you will probably do so by name. Look for misspelled words. Phishing expeditions often come from foreign senders who often manglerepparttar 150624 English text ofrepparttar 150625 message rather badly, combining both bad grammar and bad spelling. Checkrepparttar 150626 links inrepparttar 150627 messages. The link may say, but if you move your mouse overrepparttar 150628 link, you may see something like “htttp://200.118.105…” onrepparttar 150629 bottom line of your e-mail program, indicating thatrepparttar 150630 link is a fake. Should you click onrepparttar 150631 link, you’ll be taken to a page that looks just likerepparttar 150632 real Website, but why takerepparttar 150633 chance?

If you need to contact your bank, credit card company, or online auction house, either go to their Website directly or call them. Never click on a link in a message that threatens you with account suspension; if a company with whom you do business has issues with your account, they will probably contact you by phone or mail. These individuals who use these phishing tips are getting more clever allrepparttar 150634 time. It pays to be suspicious. If you aren’t, you may end up a victim of identity theft.

©Copyright 2005 by Retro Marketing. Charles Essmeier is the owner of Retro Marketing, a firm devoted to informational Websites, including, a site devoted to debt consolidation and credit counseling, and, a site devoted to information regarding mortgages and home equity lending .

Which Business Credit Cards with Reward are the Best?

Written by Jeff Lakie

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If you are looking for a credit card to help you better manage your business expenses,repparttar Advanta Platinum Business Card might be just what you are looking for. It has a credit line of up to $50,000.00, a low APR for up to twelve months, and gives you a customized credit card, with your business name on it. Likewise,repparttar 150623 Advanta Platinum with Cash Back Rewards hasrepparttar 150624 same great advantages ofrepparttar 150625 Platinum Business Card, but with added rewards, like a choice of 5% cash back or travel related reward points. It also has a no-interest APR, but with this card,repparttar 150626 introductory period lasts for fifteen months, giving you an extended opportunity to save even more money for your business.

There are many business credit cards with rewards onrepparttar 150627 market, which offer great rewards plans for both small businesses and large corporations. All you need to do is to decide which ones to apply for!

Jeff Lakie is the founder of Credit Card Resources a website providing information on credit cards

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