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Glossary - Phishing

Identity theft where someone fraudulently attempts to scam other person into providing passwords, credit card information or bank information. These emails are often sent looking like they come from a major bank and asks the user to click on a spoofed link to provide sensitive information. U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy introduced the "Anti-Phishing Act of 2005" http://leahy.senate.gov/press/200503/030105.html