Beware of eHarmony Phishing or webpage spoofing
Remember our post yesterday regarding Comcast Internet rebranding eHarmony with their own header? Well, there’s a difference between Comcast’s rebranding and outright spoofing the site, which is what this guy wants to do to visitors of his site:
He wants to collect the first name, email address, gender, marital status, zip/postal code and password of the people he refers to eHarmony. So his visitors would be entering their info on his site while thinking they are registering in eHarmony. His “exact copy” of eHarmony will undoubtedly do this without disclosure or permission.
What do you suppose will happen to this data? I am disgusted with the 8 programmers who have placed a bid on this project to do the work for $30 to $50.
OK, he may be just ignorant of all this, so, ladies and gentlemen…
Beware: register only on the www.eharmony.com domain. Check the address on your browser before entering your personal information unto websites.
Update: On this link, John tries to justify that this isn’t phishing because “data collected is not financial”. He also says that the information will be submitted to a “list management service.” Okaaay. How about I post the information on you and your girlfriend here without your permission, or add them to an objectionable mailing list. Johnny, how about I do that?