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Try to follow these rules when responding to merchant or bank emails.

 

Usually, a phishing email will have a fake story that’s designed to lure you into clicking a link or button in the email or calling a phone number. The sender is trying to steal your identity by tricking you into revealing your password or other personal information.

 

You may be tempted, but don’t trust an email address. It’s pretty easy to alter and is not an indication of whether the email is real or not.

 

No email should ever ask you for the following personal information:

Your password

Driver's license number

Social Security number

Credit and debit card numbers

Pin numbers or bank account numbers

 

Never install attached software or even open an attached file. It’s not safe – it could be spyware or a virus.

 

Many phishing emails have links that look valid, but send you to fraudulent sites instead.

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Try to follow these rules when responding to merchant or bank emails.

 

Usually, a phishing email will have a fake story that’s designed to lure you into clicking a link or button in the email or calling a phone number. The sender is trying to steal your identity by tricking you into revealing your password or other personal information.

 

You may be tempted, but don’t trust an email address. It’s pretty easy to alter and is not an indication of whether the email is real or not.

 

No email should ever ask you for the following personal information:

Your password

Driver's license number

Social Security number

Credit and debit card numbers

Pin numbers or bank account numbers

 

Never install attached software or even open an attached file. It’s not safe – it could be spyware or a virus.

 

Many phishing emails have links that look valid, but send you to fraudulent sites instead.

 

 

Just to add that is very import to use always good antivirus (Kaspersky, F-secure etc...) and update virus signature files every day.

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