Great information at this link regarding phishing scams, and how to avoid them!
Don't be Scammed by Cyber Criminals
If you do anything online, you have probably heard of the term 'phishing'. Phishing is a type of scam whereby the scammer sends e-mails, posing as a real organization, in an effort to try and capture your personal information. The e-mails are typically made to look official, and sometimes it's hard to tell whether the e-mail is real or fake. Often, the tone of a phishing e-mail will be urgent, and will request you click on their link right away or your account will be frozen, or some such bad result. Phishing e-mails can be made to look like they come from your bank, internet provider, eBay, etc.
The IRS has a good page about phishing, where they describe what it is, examples of what it might look like, and what to do if you receive such an e-mail. Click here to go to their site and read the fully story.