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Security Tips: Outsmart Phishers

Phishing Attempts Grew by 640% Last Year

What does that mean? Bad things. 

Outsmart Phishing Attempts

Phishing can be extremely hard to detect in 2020. More sophisticated attempts, using 50% legitimate links or brand logos / layout in their emails. 

 

You have to examine before you click. Not just what you're about to click, but every centimeter of the email...

Scammers are targeting people like you and will stop at nothing to trick you into giving them your personal information. What can you do? 

Bank of America suggests: 


  • Don᾿t respond to unsolicited requests for account or personal information such as access codes, PINs or FSA IDs.
  • Validate a person᾿s organization by calling them back through an official phone number you have saved either through contacts, records or statements.
  • Never click on unsolicited links until you verify the request is legitimate.

The Federal Trade Commission offers detailed examples: 


Phishing emails and text messages often tell a story to trick you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment.


  • They may say they’ve noticed some suspicious activity or log-in attempts
  • claim there’s a problem with your account or your payment information
  • say you must confirm some personal information
  • include a fake invoice
  • want you to click on a link to make a payment
  • say you’re eligible to register for a government refund
  • offer a coupon for free stuff


Here’s a real world example of a phishing email.


By knowing what to watch out for, you can identify fraud events before they happen. Want to learn more? Visit this link at FTC.gov

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-recognize-and-avoid-phishing-scams

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TNW Creations is a Web Development & Media Publishing Agency in Austin, Texas. Web Development, cyber security, web design, clean energy web host, Advanced SEO, Digital Marketing and more since 1995.

I've been programming, designing, writing and publishing professionally online since 1995. I've worn many hats throughout my life, but the common core of my career has always been media. Besides the portfolio you see on TNW Creations, my internet presence has been substantial for over 2 decades. In 1995, while still in college, I founded TNW Creations and became part of the grassroots development for teaching the Lakhota language online. By 2004, my bilingual work was listed on many sites, including National Geographic , Encarta and Touchstone Pictures Hidalgo. When I'm not designing, developing and writing, you'll find me managing MagicStoryLand.Com, creating kid-friendly game & video content, posting salty articles about cyber threats, leading Girl Scouts, moderating UnifyLife.Org and enjoying my  community, church & family.