Avoid Email Scams

Chances are that you have one or more email addresses. Today with all the technological advances, including smart phones, chances are that you also read email on a variety of devices. Stop and think about where you read email the most. At home on your desktop, on-the-go on a laptop or a smartphone? In some cases, we read our email at multiple locations during the day.

Not Advised

I will admit that receiving scams is not my idea of a good time. Honestly, it’s upsetting that there are so many people out there that are ready to steal your personal information and try to steal your money. In an attempt to protect yourself, it’s important to understand that emails, much like the example below, are designed to hurt you and not necessary help you.

Understanding the general patterns that scams follow can help you to spot one lurking in your email. The promise of riches is a common attribute that most scams tend to include. Do your best to avoid these scams and protect your personal information and money. You can read a great real story about this kind of scams on HuffPo. Sharing your name, address, email address, bank account or other similar information is not advised.

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