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June 10, 2017
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Malicious Email attachments: Be very careful with email attachments.
June 10, 2017

Phishing and Identity theft

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Phishing and Identity theft: Be very wary of links in emails allegedly coming from your Bank, Building Society, Insurance Company, PayPal, etc. Hover your mouse over the link to see whether it is the correct Bank website etc. If the address showing in the hovered link isn’t the same as the address it says it is, then don’t click on it. Go to your bank’s website via a known good link. If you do happen to accidentally click on a suspicious link, don’t panic, but simply close the browser window and definitely don’t enter any information in the site. This Microsoft page has some very helpful advice.PayPal, Banks, Credit card companies, Gas, Electric, Telephone, Your ISP etc. NEVER send html form attachments in an email, telling you to fill in the form and submit it. Just delete any email with an HTML form attachment and don’t even think about filling it in.We all get very blasé about phishing and think we know so much that we will never fall for a phishing attempt. Don’t assume that all attempts are obvious. Watch for any site that invites you to enter ANY personal or financial information. It might be an email that says “you have won a prize” or “sign up to this website for discounts, prizes and special offers”

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