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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-19-2018, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Chuck. If they need the original I still have the message.


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Not to say I haven’t been ask to leave a few. Or as old Willie would say “I’ve been thrown into better places than this”. 👹

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Jon, when I get questionable mail like that, I hover the mouse pointer over the link (not click). Then you should see where the link goes. Look at the part before the '.com', '.org', '.net' or whatever. If it's supposed to be from 'microsoft.com' but the link is to 'blahblahblah.ru' for example, then you know it's phishing. Check all the links because they'll occasionally add some legitimate links.

That can help sort a lot of it out. Don't know if it would work for people viewing on touch screens.

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Weird. I will keep an eye out for it.

Was it a newsletter?

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Jon, when I get questionable mail like that, I hover the mouse pointer over the link (not click). Then you should see where the link goes. Look at the part before the '.com', '.org', '.net' or whatever. If it's supposed to be from 'microsoft.com' but the link is to 'blahblahblah.ru' for example, then you know it's phishing. Check all the links because they'll occasionally add some legitimate links.

That can help sort a lot of it out. Don't know if it would work for people viewing on touch screens.
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Not a typical newsletter.
The subject line was “Welcome to the Forums.....” update

I can make a pdf of the pages and forward thEm if that would help.

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Not a typical newsletter.
The subject line was “Welcome to the Forums.....” update

I can make a pdf of the pages and forward thEm if that would help.

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Feel free to forward it to me. It almost sounds like the weekly newsletter by the title but I need to see it to know.

I will PM my contact information to you.

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Feel free to forward it to me. It almost sounds like the weekly newsletter by the title but I need to see it to know.

I will PM my contact information to you.
Received the info and forwarded the message.

It could be a newsletter but the format and wording were surprising to me.

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I am looking into this but it looks like a new style they were trying.

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I am looking into this but it looks like a new style they were trying.
Appreciate the update.

“Trying” is the operative word.

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Please remember that when you get an email with a link asking you to login it is probably up to no good. For instance if you get an email from Bank of America and you have an account NEVER click on the links. Go to the Bank of America site that you already have bookmarked and there will be messages there if they are wanting to contact you.

If you get phone calls then politely say you will call them. Call the phone number of the bank in the phone book. If you are asked for your login and password on a call that you did not start (you were called) hang up and call the bank directly.

No one calling from the bank or other entity will ask for a login. If you give it up you will be sorry. Cyber security starts with you being stingy about giving information out.

Be safe and smart about your data. Only give it to the right people. The right people never call and ask for it.
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