Phishing Information

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While I appreciate that some of you want to check if a email is valid before you click on the link, it would be much better to just delete it.  If you feel the need to send IT a question regarding an email, that is your first clue you should delete it.

If you receive a link in an email or document, you should go to the actual site yourself.  For example, you receive an email about your mail service, instead of clicking on a link that says “Resolve Errors Here,” Exit the email and then go to the actual address of your email site.  This is a very common problem with bank scams also, you should never click a link that somebody sends you to go to your bank website, exit the email and go to the bank’s actual website address.

If you receive a link in an email you can “Hover the link” to see if the address matches.  If you hover your cursor over this link  Visit Bank of America  you may see the actual address in the bottom left corner of your browser, this will give you a clue of where it actually is going to send you.  Again it would be best to just exit the email and go to Bank of America’s website directly.

If someone calls you on the phone asking for personal information, usernames, or passwords, you should hang up.

If any “IT” person asks you to give them you login information, you should not give it to them.

Unrecognized emails, or phone calls – Hangup or hit Delete

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST04-014