Phishing scams are a form of cybercrime, which may involve cybercriminals acting as legitimate companies or organizations in order to defraud users to retrieve sensitive information. However, there are a few ways that you may hopefully avoid these types of situations.
Tips to Avoid Email Phishing & Scams
1) Always check the "from" field and email to ensure they match and are accurate.
2) Make sure email replies are going to a known contact email.
3) Think before you Click! - Be careful what images and links you click on.
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