The following are examples of recent email scams. Our approach to unexpected email is this: if you were not expecting an email from the sender, or you do not recognize the email address, DO NOT click on the email. Just delete it. If you have any reservations, or questioning the validity of the email, forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will evaluate it for you.
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In this example, I am unfamiliar with the sender and we are not expecting a document from this company. Hence, I delete it. If its important, this person will call me.
In the example below, the email looks like it came from Microsoft. But, if you take a close look at the senders email address (inside red box) you will notice the senders domain address is not a @microsoft.com address but from @mitie.com. Since I am not familiar with the senders domain address, I simply delete the email.
The link in the example below looks legitimate. However, if you hover over it with your mouse pointer a text box pops-up with the real URL address. Notice the address doesn’t match the one embedded in the email.
Below is an example of an email I received lately. The email claims my email account is about to stop because I am running out of storage
Using your mouse, hover over the “Enable more storage” button embedded in the email. I’ve highlighted the pop up box in RED. Take a close look at the text in the box. If you were to click on the “Enable more storage” link you will be directed to a site in Brazil. This is a phishing attempt and you can safely delete this email.