Unsubscribe buttons are useful for removing your email address from high-volume mailing lists, like those from political campaigns or big box stores. However, they can also be used against you by spammers. Clicking these buttons confirms your account is in active use and in some cases may redirect to you a malicious webpage. Tagging the […]
The less spam emails you receive, the safer you’ll be. You never know when you might accidentally open a link from a scammer that unleashes malware on your computer. To be safe, flag all spam emails as soon as you receive them. That will direct all future emails from that sender into your spam folder.
Never respond to email spam, as this will verify to the sender that it is a “live” address. Best practice is to setup a primary and secondary email address – one for people you know and one for all other purposes.Avoid giving out your email address unless you know how it will be used.Never purchase […]
Ransomware encrypts your files and demands payment for their decryption. It can start with a malicious link or attachment targeting vulnerability in outdated software. Be sure not to click these items if you don’t recognize them and/or if they were flagged by your security software. Also, the FBI says you should never give in and […]
Sometimes, scammers will send emails to people pretending to be coworkers or members of an organization that wants to do business with them. If it’s truly a professional email, it will be from a company email address. If it ends in @gmail.com, @hotmail.com, @comcast.net or something of that nature, it could be a scam.
If you receive a suspicious email and suspect that it is an attempted phishing attack, report it to the FBI by submitting an official tip. Tips are meant to help the FBI with ongoing investigations, which in turn makes you safer online. Tips are not meant to report cybercrimes that were successfully carried out — […]
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