Friday, May 05, 2006

Never Click on Email Links

If it's advice you've heard before, it's worth hearing again. If it's new advice, it's great advice:

Never click on links in emails from people you don't know.

If your bank (or eBay or Paypal) sends you an email that your account requires attention, it's probably a scam. If you want to be sure, open your browser and type in your bank's URL yourself. Anyone can make a fake link that takes you to a fake website that looks real. Don't be fooled.

Please, never open attachments in strange emails. Never download files in strange emails. Never download programs in emails, even if they come from your mother.

And never click on links in emails from people you don't know... really well.

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