Firm Says Product Can Reduce 'Phishing' Expeditions

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Digital Envoy, a provider of IP Intelligence solutions, has released a web-based solution it says prevents e-mail fraud and associated "phishing" attacks. The solution is part of its new "Inspector" suite of products aimed at online fraud.

Phishing is an online scam that uses seemingly valid e-mails and URLs to deceive consumers into disclosing personal information such as Social Security numbers, bank account details and credit card specifics. Digital Envoy said its IP Inspector E-scam solution allows consumers to quickly verify the origin of suspect e-mails and check the validity of embedded URLs, which often appear to belong to legitimate financial service organizations such as credit unions and credit card companies. (See related story, page 8.)

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