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How to Recognize and Avoid Phishing Scams

Jul 14, 2021 | Security, Support, Technology

What happens if a scammer gets hold of your passwords, your account numbers, or your Social Security numbers?

There’s a very good reason to keep this information to yourself. You DON’T want to compromise your data privacy by providing easy access to your email, bank, or other accounts.

The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center is on top of this! But you have to stand guard against digital attacks. A phishing email may look like it’s coming from a reputable site, but look carefully — it may have obvious or subtle signs that something is not right. There may be misspellings, foreign words, or grammatical mistakes or the graphics may be distorted. Most importantly, the URL will not match the one from the company you are used to doing business with.

What can you do?

·     Use the best, most current security software,
·     Set software to update automatically,
·     Use multi-factor authentication,
·     Back up your data on a frequent and regular basis, and
·     Contact the company if you are suspicious.

Remember: you can’t be too careful with your sensitive data. Check out this article from the Federal Trade Commission https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-recognize-and-avoid-phishing-scams. And be sure to reach out to us with questions!

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