"An e-mail scam aimed squarely at the nation’s top executives is raising new alarms about the ease with which people and companies can be deceived by online criminals.
Thousands of high-ranking executives across the country have been receiving e-mail messages this week that appear to be official subpoenas from the United States District Court in San Diego. Each message includes the executive’s name, company and phone number, and commands the recipient to appear before a grand jury in a civil case."
Some people are just way too gullible. They think because they are online the same rules of privacy and preparedness does not apply. The amount of people that have willingly given their private banking details is astounding.
The solution to this problem is education. These people that are fooled by these phishing scams are not educated in how to protect themselves online. Most banks are helpful but there is only so much they can do. People need to be pro active and learn themselves to ensure they do not become victims of these scams.
As we can see even intelligent people can be fooled. Not because they are not smart, but because they are not web smart.