Friday, November 15, 2013

Subject: Important Documents **Click Here**

It's an Email scam! No IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS 

Don't always trust links sent to you in email.

Beware! 'Phishing' attacks are on the rise and scammers are sending emails that appear to be from MHC in order to fool you into sending them your account password. LITS will NEVER email you asking for your password. If you need to click on a link in an email, hover your mouse over it first and check the status bar at the bottom of your browser to be sure you are not being diverted to a malicious website with a different address. If you have any doubt or suspicion, always check with LITS first and NEVER send anyone your password! 

There are always HINTS in fraudulent email to look for:  
  • spelling errors are common
  • formatting of email is crazy
  • no familiar MHC tone, nor author
  • rollover a link and it has a different destination. 
But the key thing to remember is that LITS will NEVER ask for usernames, passwords, social security numbers, credit card numbers in an email and neither will your bank, nor your airline, nor your friends or family -- don't be fooled!

Billions of dollars have been exchanged in these attempts; people like your neighbor, your mother, your co-worker or friend have fallen for such attempts.  As always please come by the LITS Tech Help Desk, email or call x2600, if you have any questions, concerns or ideas on this, or any other IT topic.

Not familiar with the term "phishing"?      Google:  phishing

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