How to avoid scam emails…

Greetings…

I am working on a presentation showing how you can avoid getting infected via scam emails.  I’ll show you various examples of how scammers attempt to trick you into opening attachments and clicking on links.  Just remember- if it seems suspicious, delete it.  If you don’t have an American Express card, an email with a subject like “Your American Express Account Compromised” with a link to login  is OBVIOUSLY a fake, isn’t it?

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Some quick tips:  If you use Outlook for email, you can move your mouse pointer over links in emails, and even over the “From” email address in emails you receive– and you will then see a “hover tip” box appear that shows the real, underlying data for that link… i.e.   say you get an email that says something like “Log onto your Paypal account by clicking here…” … hover your mouse over the link (i.e. the word “here”), and you will see something that is not even close to Paypal.com (this little example should show you somewhere a URL “Dont_actually_click_this” with a hover tip of “Some evil place”)… then you know absolutely that this is a fake email.  Or if you hover over a “From” or “Reply” or “Sender” email address and the actual address comes up as something other than “@paypal.com”, you know it’s fake.  There’s a lot more to look out for… stay tuned for our video…

 

UPDATE: THE video is here:

 

Yet more info of a “ransomware” scam:  http://www.cso.com.au/article/562658/over-9-000-pcs-australia-infected-by-torrentlocker-ransomware/

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