| As concern increases regarding the coronavirus outbreak, the bad guys are increasing their efforts to part you with your data and/or money. The following article from Consumer Reports does a good job in describing these scams and providing tips: |
With this said, let’s also review some of the main tips in avoiding a phishing attack:
- If you are ever prompted to enter your email address and password, don’t do it. There is a .001% chance that you will ever need to do this based on an unsolicited email.
- If you have the slightest doubt about a request in an email, pick up the phone and call the sender to validate the request.
- Avoid clicking on links in unsolicited emails and be wary of email attachments.
- Do not provide information about your organization.
- Do not reveal personal or financial information in email.
- When in doubt, don’t act on it. It’s simply not worth it.