You have seen them, you are prepared, there is no way you could fall prey to one of those phishing email attacks, or could you? It is that time of year again where we all get busy and a bit distracted, we move faster than we normally would and can fall victim to online grifters looking to steal information. As we roll into the new year, take some time and educate your staff and clients about commonly known e-mail and technology security scams.

  • When in doubt check it out. If you get an email that doesn’t feel quite right call the sender before opening any attachment of clicking a link. It’s better to be safe than sorry, and a little human connection can go a long way to making this time of year more productive.
  • Not everything belongs in an e-mail. If you’re asked to send confidential or personal information via e-mail, don’t! It’s easy to become overwhelmed this time of year, sometimes it just seems easier to email sensitive information. Don’t fall into the trap, keep sensitive information secure and never transmit protected data via e-mail.
  • Know what you’re up against. The best defense is a good offense. Maintain awareness of current scams by visiting these links:

    Report Phishing

    Consumer Alerts

Stay safe and have a happy and productive new year!

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