Email Phishing Scam

Being a website and email host means you need to constantly be on the look out for new threats and security holes. Some spam/scam emails are obvious and get deleted immediately, however, scammers are getting smarter and are using short messages to get the user to do something as simple as opening an attachment. Doing so, however, could have dire consequences for your computer, network and company.

A few months ago, we published a post showing some ways you can quickly dissect an email message to determine whether or not it is legit. But a new type of phishing email has come out and it preys on your desire to provide good customer service. Watch the video Bob put together about this new scam to learn more (see below).

What does Phishing mean? Phishing is an e-mail fraud method in which the perpetrator sends out legitimate-looking email in an attempt to gather personal and financial information from recipients.

If you get a suspicious looking email, feel free to forward it to us for review. If it’s obviously spam, just delete it without opening any attachments or clicking on any links. Arming yourself with email common sense is the first line of defense against spammers

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