Spotting Cyber Scams

With the world's attention focused on the global pandemic, cybercriminals have seized on the opportunity to create cyber scams to steal data, hack into financial records, or install malicious software (malware). Here are some tips for spotting these types of fraudulent communications.

  • Scam email may incorporate the logo of a trusted entity, such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Visit reputable websites such as the CDC directly from your browser, not from a link in an email.

  • Before you click on a link in an email, examine the sender's details in the "From" line, and delete it immediately if the domain name (after the "@") looks suspicious.
  • Do not click links or open attachments on any email from an untrusted source.
  • Do not give your personal information to anyone via email.
  • Install computer security software and keep it updated.

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Make it a safe day!

Mike Schofield
President & CEO