October 6, 2011 3:38
Here are some of the latest fraudulent attempts to get malware on your computer or reveal personal information. The perpetrators can be quite careful to make their emails look authentic to lure you in to taking some action. Be immediately suspicious of unsolicited emails asking you to click on a link to get a report, statement, or other document.
Notice from Federal Trade Commission (FTC) stating that a case is closed and reports accessed via a link.
Warning that the Federal government is considering a 1% tax on all banking transactions. The information is misleading (yes, a bill was introduced but is extremely unlikely to even get out of committee) and the email often contains a link that could put malware on your computer.
When you get an email that seems out of the norm, that is unsolicited or contains unfamiliar links, we recommend that you:
- Delete it immediately
- Never open it
- Never click on its links
- Never open its attachments
- Never reply or forward it