Thursday, February 4, 2016

No Phishing in Barrington 220

Phishing (pronounced “fishing”) is when an email spammer “fishes” for information by sending an email that appears to come from a trustworthy source and attempts to get you, the email recipient, to provide your username and password.

If you provide your username and password, someone else can use your account for illicit activity (such as sending out more spam to other recipients or using your username and password to access more of your accounts).

Here are some signs that you are being phished.

The best way to deal with a phishing email is to delete it.

Contact x.1500 if you need help identifying a potential phishing email.

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