London, UK (PRWEB) May 9, 2006
Fair Trade Authority releases Phishing Detector v.1.0 for Outlook Express, a freeware, new program which takes the guess work out of phishing emails, providing a hassle free way to sort legitimate emails from the illegitimate ones.
Phishing (also known as spoofing) is the act of attempting to fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy person or business with a real need for such information in a seemingly official electronic notification or message (most often an email, or an instant message).
Phishing Detector is capable to recognize phishing emails pretending to come from eBay, PayPal, Amazon, eGold and hundreds of other financial institutions, with a 99% success rate.
The software is available for use in Outlook Express and upon its installation a new button is added to the Outlook Express toolbar. Once the user has opened their email, they simply click on the button to determine if the email they are viewing is a phishing scam or a legitimate email.
Studies show phishing scams are 20% to 23% successful at obtaining personal data from unsuspecting public. "Everyday Fair Trade Authority is protecting people from fraud. The new software is a natural extension of the services we already provide and it gives Internet users piece of mind against phishing attacks and identity theft, for free." - Explains Rebecca Yallop, pr manager of Fair Trade Authority.
For additional information on Phishing Detector, contact Rebecca Yallop or visit http://www.fairtradeauthority.com. A free licensed copy can be downloaded at http://www.fairtradeauthority.com/phishing_detector.php .
About Fair Trade Authority:
By providing much needed free services and tools, such as identity verification, privacy guards, anti-phishing tools, consumer fraud protection and dispute resolution, Fair Trade Authority promises to aid in the further astronomical growth of Internet commerce by ensuring that transactions are problem-free.
Rebecca Yallop, director of public relations
Fair Trade Authority
84 Silvermere Road
SE6 4QS - London
Tel. +44 (0) 870 909 0603