Email – Basic tips for staying safe

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AVOIDING COMMON SCAMS – If you receive an email which claims to be from a Bank, Building Society or the Inland Revenue, simply delete the email without opening it.  These institutions would NEVER use email to communicate with you – they will phone or send you a letter.

LINKS – It’s safest not to click on links in any email which you weren’t expecting.  It may not be a genuine link – so it’s best to type the address yourself into your browser’s address bar.

ATTACHMENTS – Be cautious about opening any email with an attachment you were not expecting to receive.  If it doubt, contact the sender by telephone or by sending a separate email to them (to ensure it reaches them directly).

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Posted on November 14, 2012, in Recommendations and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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