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It's a Trap!

Watch your step--pharming scams are lurking around every corner.

This story appears in the August 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Somebody in Brunei Darussalam has it in for you. And you aren't making friends in Belarus or Nicaragua, either. Even Bobby Fisher can catch a break in Iceland--but you can't.

Network security company Netcraft has identified these as some of the exotic locales most likely to broadcast those phishing e-mails that try to scare you and your customers into giving up bank, PayPal or other sensitive information. Servers in those locations also host the copycat web pages used in a scary variation on phishing--pharming.

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