Win and iPod – NetCraft contest
NetCraft launched a while ago a toolbar that allows users to report phishing sites. This month they have a contest where you could win one of the 3 iPods or a Netcraft sweatshirt by reporting phishing sites.
After I submitted my first site for this month, I’ve received a “Thank you from Netcraft” email with information about the contest:
The URL you recently submitted has been accepted as a phishing site by the Netcraft Anti-Phishing Team.
The Netcraft Toolbar blocked more than 41,000 phishing attacks in its first year. To get the new year off to a good start, Netcraft will send a top of the range iPod [or item of equivalent value for anyone who has already received a “Thanks for all the Phish” commemorative iPod from Netcraft] to the five people who have the largest number of phishing reports accepted during January, and a Netcraft sweatshirt to the 50 people with the next largest numbers of accepted reports.
To track the progress, we have created a leaderboard displaying the
people with the largest number of accepted reports so far in January, identified by their first names to preserve their anonymity.
This is the 1st phishing site you have reported this month and your
29th in total. Your anonymised name for the leaderboard at
http://toolbar.netcraft.com/stats/reporters is “Claudiu”.
The Netcraft Anti-Phishing Team
So what you have to do is download and install the toolbar and when you receive a phishing email open the link and report the website. In one of my older posts I explain how to download and install the toolbar: Stop phishing with Netcraft’s toolbar.
Unfortunately I don’t receive too many phishing sites anymore. And I used to receive like 4-5 new ones every day. That’s a bummer. Where are the spammers when you need them?