Quick tips to help protect yourself from Phishing emails.

Protecting yourself from phishing attacks starts with knowing what’s out there.

Never click on links from unknown senders or if any detail about the exchange has aroused suspicion.

Whenever possible, hover over a link to ensure the destination matches your expectations. Note this will not work on mobile or if short codes are used, so be extra wary on mobile devices.

If you suspect an email is a phishing attempt, double check the sender name, specificity of the salutation, and a footer for a physical address and unsubscribe button. When in doubt, delete.

If you’re unsure if a communication is legitimate, try contacting the brand or service via another channel (their website or by calling a customer service line, for instance).

Avoid entering personally identifiable information unless you are extremely confident in the identity of the party you are communicating with.

We at Ward Computers can help with exactly what you need to reduce Phishing attempts on your computers, phones and network. Give us a call or email by visiting our website www.WardComputers.com or follow us on Twitter @WardComputers

Until we meet again, have a virus free week.

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