Stay Safe Online with these Three Rules
- Rule Number One:
Stop, Look, Think!
Use that delete key
- Rule Number Two:
Do I spot a Red Flag?
Verify suspicious email with the sender via a different medium.
- Rule Number Three:
"When in doubt, throw it out."
A Sample of a Phishing Scam
From: Amazon.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2018 1:00 PM
Subject: Reset Password Alert
Someone tried to reset your password from Dayton, Ohio. If you have not requested this, please call us and provide the below code and your email address to verify your identity.
Amazon takes your account security very seriously. Amazon will never email you and ask you to disclose or verify your Amazon password, credit card, or banking account number. If you receive a suspicious email with a link to update your account information, do not click on the link. Instead, report the email to Amazon for investigation.
We hope to see you again soon.