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Holiday Phishing emails and online scams
Posted by Nazmul Islam on 13 December 2013 12:21 PM

It came to our attention that quite a few phishing emails and online scams specially with the context of holiday season are in circulation. Phishing emails are basically fraudulent emails that pretend to have come from legitimate company or user. Phishing emails attempt to entice users to submit private information or install unwanted programs such as malware, virus, trojan, etc. We urge everybody to exercise safe computing and be extra cautious on emails and Internet links. If you notice that your computer is behaving strangely, showing pop-ups, or is unusually slow, please contact us immediately.

 We want to emphasize these security best practices on emails from unknown users:

  • Do not open emails that look suspicious or from unknown users.
  • Never click on links
  • Do not open attachments
  • Never send private and sensitive information (Credit card information, password, PIN, etc.) by emails. On websites, verify the legitimacy of website before supplying these information.
  • Be extremely careful on emails regarding holiday deals, cheap airline tickets, order placement and payment processing, etc.

On your home computers, please also make sure that your computer is protected with an AntiVirus software and is up-to-date.

Refer to these sites for more information:

Contact DOM IT if you have any question!