Because it was born out of hacking techniques, “fishing” is stylistically spelled "phishing" by hackers.
Most of you have received an email from a member of a Nigerian family with wealth.
It is a desperate cry for help in getting a very large sum of money out of the country.
This is the most widespread internet and email scam today. "Phishing" is where digital thieves lure you into divulging your password info through convincing emails and web pages.
These phishing emails and web pages resemble legitimate credit authorities like Citibank, e Bay, or Pay Pal.
Most of us dream of hitting it big, quitting our jobs and retiring while still young enough to enjoy the fine things in life.
Chances are you will receive at least one intriguing email from someone saying that you did indeed win a huge amount of money.
This scam, like most scams, is too good to be true.
Yet people still fall for this money transfer con game.
They frighten or entice you into visiting a phony web page and entering your ID and password.