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Best practices to mitigate email threats

The email best practice against spam and threats is to never open up email and attachments from people you do not recognize.

Remember,

1. Do NOT click on attachments if you do not know they are legitimate.

2. Do NOT believe the “from” or the “reply” address these are easily spoofed by malicious senders.

3.Do NOT believe the link as it may state google.com but actually link to a malicious site, always hover over link to see destination.

4. Do NOT run any programs that may be sent to you.

5. Say NO to anything that asks for web access.

 

Here are some common examples of spam or malicious emails:

Banks: If a bank suspects fraud on your bank accounts, they will usually call you not email you

BBB or Dunn & Bradstreet: Do you even have a business? If so, when you open the email, does the senders email look legit i.e. – @bbb.com

UPS or FEDEX:  Did you really order something, if so you should have gotten a tracking number at the time of purchase, hover over links to see destination and if legit.

ACH wire transfer: Are you expecting a wire or have you performed a wire transaction

If anyone ever has any questions or would ever like to know if an email is legitimate, feel free to contact us.