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Phishing Scams on the Rise!

Posted 01/29/20

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We have received several calls the past few days on e-mail phishing attempts! Please be aware this issue is on the rise right now!

Below is an excerpt from an article posted by the Federal Trade Commision Consumer Information on how to recognize phishing attempts.

"How to Recognize Phishing

Scammers often update their tactics, but there are some signs that will help you recognize a phishing email or text message.

Phishing emails and text messages may look like they’re from a company you know or trust. They may look like they’re from a bank, a credit card company, a social networking site, an online payment website or app, or an online store.

Phishing emails and text messages often tell a story to trick you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment. They may

  • say they've notices some suspicious activity or log-in attempts
  • claims there's a problem with your account or your payment information
  • say you must confirm some personal information 
  • include a fake invoice
  • want you to click on a link to make a payment
  • say you're eligible to register for a government refund 
  • offer a coupon for free stuff "

For the complete article click the button below. 

"How to Recognize and Avoid Phishing Scams"

 

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