Phishing Email Scams
A "phishing" email scam* is when a scammer sends an email, disguising the email to mimic an authentic source, such as your workplace, bank, LinkedIn, Facebook, cell phone company, UPS/FedEx, airline, etc.
- Never click on a link in an email to manage your account, even if it appears to come from one of these "legitimate" sources. Instead, open a separate web page and go directly to the known source to log in with your credentials.
- If you hover your mouse over the link in the email - do not click on it, just hold the cursor over the link - you will see the actual URL. Chances are, it will be a spoofed URL, not a link to the intended web site. It might even have the name of the company embedded in the URL to try and fool you.
- We will never ask you for a password or credentials in an email. We will never send you an email asking something along the lines of, "Click here to upgrade your account."