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Don’t be a victim . . .Tips from Visa about email phishing

by Karin L. Nauber

Nobody wants to be a victim, especially not the victim of a ruthless scammer who cares little or absolutely nothing about you or your family.

Scams come in all forms from text messages, friend requests on social media and email phishing.

Many of us have seen those emails from scammers who indicate that your long-lost relative died and left you a handsome amount in their will. Or the one from the prince of some country who desperately needs you to help them with their fortune.

I assume that most of us can spot these particular scams in an instant.

According to Visa, “You might be most familiar with email phishing. Typically, you receive an email from a trusted organization, your bank for example, and the email asks you to click on the link. And, once you click on the link, you’re taken to a site that looks identical to what you were expecting. But in this case, it’s a phishing site that can capture your log-in information and then use it to possibly drain your account.” . . .



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