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How To Protect Yourself From Email Scam

Updated: Sep 24, 2022

Email phishing Scams

An email phishing scam is a fraudulent email message that appears to be from a person or company known to the victim. It attempts to illegally gather personal and/or financial information from the recipient. A phishing message typically includes at least one link to a fake website, designed to mimic the site of a legitimate business. The message entices the recipient to provide information that could be used for identity theft or online financial theft. How to help protect yourself against email phishing scams

  • Do not click any links or download any attachments in the suspicious email. Instead, open up your web browser and go to the website in question by typing it into the URL bar.

  • Be vigilant and pay attention. Phishers have been known to use real company logos to make their communications seem legitimate. They also use spoofed email addresses, which are similar to the actual company’s address. However, the address may be misspelled slightly or come from a spoofed domain.

What to do if you’ve been scammed.If you think you’ve been the victim of a phishing scam:

  • Give me a call and discuss with me what damages may have occurred.or book an appointment so I can check the security of your system.

  • Change your passwords. Your computer, financial institutions, and any other password-protected websites that you visit should be updated.

  • Make sure your antivirus is updated today and run a Full System Scan for viruses on your computer.

  • Contact your bank to report that you may have been the victim of fraud.

  • File a complaint with the police

If you have further questions, feel free to reach out to a trusted IT Support provider and Google Workspace Expert in Auckland - give Tony a call at 021-804-602.

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