Staying Safe Online

Avoid Phishing

Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. Always be certain of who your emails are from before opening them, and be sure of who you are speaking on the phone with. If you receive a call from a individual claiming to be from a company you have a service with, you need to find the customer service number found on the official website for said service or on a bill or license agreement. To find out more visit these websites:

Fake Download Ads

Some ads may try to trick you into downloading software that could be harmful to your computer or may compromise your security/ identity. The easiest way to identify a fake download link is to hover the mouse over the link without clicking, and looking in the bottom left corner of your browser to make sure the link directs you withing the current website. Beware of ads that tell you External links such as are likely links to undesired software. You can verify a link's legitimacy by using this free tool:
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