The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect January 01 2020. What is it and is your business prepared?
It still surprises and amazes me that some people are still getting sucked into the phishing scams. Maybe I havenâ€™t received anything too sophisticated, but I canâ€™t imagine anyone falling for the latest one I received.
I received this email (in my Yahoo alias account) that passed through Yahooâ€™s spam filters. Itâ€™s a phishing scam â€“ an email requesting my personal information. Itâ€™s obviously not from Yahoo. The email contains:
Misspellings and Grammatical Errors
You should be immediately suspect of any misspellings and/or grammatical errors in emails from professional corporations.
ATM Debit or Credit Card Number and PIN Request
I wouldnâ€™t even give my ATM card number & PIN to my bank through an email. This is done over the phone â€“ when I call â€“ or in person.
Any email that has the above characteristics should be reported and then deleted. Period!
Don’t get “hooked” in or fall for the “bait”. (puns intended) ;-)
Read my other posts about preventing phishing and spyware.
Mike Swartz says, “Check it out.”