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What is Phishing

Requests for sensitive information or login details Be careful of emails requesting you to verify your login details. I.T.D will never ask you to do this over email.
The message contains poor spelling and grammar Emails sent by legitimate companies are checked for poor grammar and spelling mistakes. Any message received with spelling and grammar mistakes should be treated with caution. Also be wary of vague salutations such as "Dear Customer" or "Valued Customer". Most legitimate businesses will use a personal salutation with your first and last name as they will have this information already.
Check any URL’s in the message Hover your mouse pointer over the top of the URL to reveal the actual hyperlink address. If the hyperlinked address is different from the address that is displayed in the message, the message is probably a phishing email which should be reported to your IT department.
There are many different types of scams in use today here are a few of the more common ones.
  • Beware of messages offering amazing deals
  • Beware of emails asking you for personal information or to login to a website
  • Beware of emails saying that you won a large amount of money especially if they look for money to release the funds
  • Beware of emails that make threats
Watch for email senders that use suspicious or misleading domain names If you have any suspicion about an email  double check with the sender. If you are unsure an email is legitimate DO Not Open It, Contact I.T.D at the earliest opportunity. Always double check requests for sensitive information or the transfer of funds