Below is a response written to an article you can find here;
This just goes to show that the behemoth the internet has become makes all these criminals a needle in a needle stack.
You can not educate people that 1, don't know they need educating and 2, aren't willing to spend the time to learn about internet security.
All the websites that get mentioned, in this case Phishbucket.org, are usually news to me and I am a very heavy reader of several tech newsletters and sites. Getting this information to all computer users is impossible and for every one person I teach there are a million more that need educating.
Criminals will always prey on the desperate and there are millions of desperate people in the world right now with no way to protect them all.
The best I can do and everyone else is to post articles like this on your social networks or email them directly to your friends, family and coworkers, with permission from the writer, of course.
I used to post a lot of these on Facebook but now I am concerned about using the site as I am all social networking sites.
If you want to become famous on the internet, create a one stop site that is simple to use with links to sites like Phishbucket.org. If people don't look at a site like that as much as they do Facebook then they are at fault and a victim by ignorance but if they don't know how to get to the information, they are just victims.
The government has an ad campaign running for the new seat belt laws and say they do this for your protection. I think running an ad campaign to protect internet users is more important than telling people to do something they already know how to do.
I guess until there is money to be made, this will never happen.
I will end this with one suggestion, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet talk about giving away half their billions to charity, well I have a great idea for a charity, pay to set up and maintain a website designed to easily educate even the most basic internet users and then advertise it everywhere but keep the site completely free. It is the one charity that would actually be beneficial to everyone on the planet.