The link below has some important reminders of things to be wary of as “Black Friday” specials and other deals are advertised this holiday season:
The article offers a lot of great tips to avoid getting scammed, including this excerpt:
Other ways to identify a phishing email, according to the Federal Trade Commission and StaySafeOnline.org, include:
- The sender’s email address looks almost right but contains extra characters or misspellings.
- There are misspellings or bad grammar either in the subject line or anywhere in the body.
- They address you with generic terms (“Mr.” or “Ms.” or “Dear Customer”) instead of by name.
- The message warns that you need to take immediate action and asks you to click a link and enter personal details, especially payment information.
- The company logo in the email looks low-quality or just plain wrong.
- The messages promise a refund, coupons or other freebies.
I recommend having a look at the article (link above), as it is a good reminder. I am always happy to provide an opinion on any questionable email or text messages you might receive.
Let me know if you have any questions!