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Email Scams Name: Nancy Crawley Phishing is fraudulent activity that uses email to scam unsuspecting victims into providing personal information. This information includes credit card numbers, social security numbers, and other sensitive information that allows criminals to defraud people. If you receive an email asking you to verify an account number, update information, confirm your identity to avoid fraud, or provide other information, close the email immediately. The email may even contain a link to what appears at first glance to be your actual banking institution
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Unformatted text preview: or credit card institution. However, many of these fraudsters are so adept that they create look-alike Web sites to gather information for criminal activity. Follow these steps: Do NOT click any links. Do NOT open any attachments. Do NOT reply to the email. Close the email immediately. Call your bank or credit card institution immediately to report the scam. Delete the email. Remember, never provide any information without checking the source of the request....
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