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Beware of scammers that exploit natural disasters

Natural disasters such as Hurricanes, Tornadoes and Floods prompt scammers to solicit contributions supposedly for a charitable organization or a good cause. Definitely it’s best not to respond to unsolicited spam e-mails. Also, be suspicious of individuals representing themselves over e-mail as officials soliciting for donations. Do not click on links within an unsolicited e-mail. […]

Add a layer of security to your emails with SPF or DKIM

Protect your emails from phishing scams, malware and other attacks by using a Sender Policy Framework (SPF) and a DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) system. In essence, SPF allows you to define exactly which IP addresses are allowed to send mail from a specific domain. If a bad actor attempts to spoof an email from a […]

If you receive a gift card offer, it could be a trap

A popular trend in phishing scams is the unsolicited gift card prize offer. Malicious scammers pose as legitimate companies, like Amazon or Apple, and send convincing offers to their targets. They claim the target has the chance to win a valuable gift card, but they’ll need to act now if they want to win. Clicking […]

Avoid using email for sending sensitive information

Email is founded on an old set of communication protocols with limited privacy safeguards. Don’t send your most sensitive personal information (like your Social Security number) over email if possible. Use encrypted chat or a voice call instead.

Avoid additional spam by using a disposable email address

Instead of your actual email address to sign up for something you’ll only ever use once, do yourself a favor and try a disposable one. It takes only minutes to sign up for an email address. This can be a good idea for websites whose services you’ll likely never use again and whose emails will […]

Sign up for email alerts to quickly verify your online transactions

If available, sign up to receive an alert whenever your cards make a transaction. If you ever receive a suspicious alert, you’ll be the first to know. This way you can quickly contact your bank or credit card company to alert them of the fraud on your account and prevent any further damages.