An interesting question was proposed on my LUG mailing list. Is there a technical term for spam that tries to lure people in to giving away their passwords?
I remember the term "password fishing" from a story I read about a famous spammer named Rodona Garst. Apparently she was sending spam to aol users that stated they needed to provide their logon information using her "aol looking" web form. This web form would push the stolen account information back to Rodona Garst and her company Premier Services.
I tried google and everything2 for "password fishing" without any results.