Anytime you receive a suspicious email asking you to do something unclear and having a link to click on, DO NOT DO SO. In the case of the one received today by some of you, this is what the link goes to. To go any further, or even that far, can cause a lot of headaches for you. If you have any questions, just forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com. chances are, if it looks suspicious, it is phishing.
Below is some additional information and basic tips from AntiPhishing.org on how to avoid online phishing scams
How to Avoid Phishing Scams
While online and mobile banking and e-commerce are safe, the volume and sophistication of phishing scams continues to dramatically increase.
As a general rule, you should be careful about giving out your personal financial information over the Internet.
Here are some steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim:
Be suspicious of any email or communication (including text messages, social media post, ads) with urgent requests for personal financial information.
Avoid clicking on links. Instead, go to the website by typing the Web address directly into your browser or by searching for it in a search engine. Calling the company to verify its legitimacy is also an option, too.
Don’t send personal financial information via email, and avoid filling out forms in email that ask for your information.
Use a secure website (https:// and a security “lock” icon) when submitting credit card or other sensitive information online.
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