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E-mail filtering firms offer these tips for consumers to fight the 'phishing' scam:

Don't trust e-mail headers, which can be forged easily.

Avoid filling out forms in e-mail messages. You can't know with certainty where the data will be sent and the information can make several stops on the way to the recipient.

Try not to click on links in an e-mail message from a company. Too many scam artists are making forgeries of company's sites that look like the real thing.

If you go to a link offered in an unsolicited e-mail, check to see if there is an 's' after the http in the address and a lock at the bottom of the screen. Both are indicators that the site is secure.

If you want to do business online, don't click on an e-mail link. Go to the company's Web site yourself and fill out information there.