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Email scams

Email is the number one method used by cyber criminals. They can be random or targeted, clumsy or extremely sophisticated.

Keep an eye out for these type of emails that could be fraudulent:

  • – A banking/financial website asking you to enter personal details to check your security details are correct.
  • – Rewards implying that you will receive money, e.g. a tax credit, a beneficiary in a will, a winner in a competition.
  • – Emails that do not immediately request any information but aim to solicit a response that draws you into a conversation before the fraud is then attempted.

These emails usually contain hyperlinks that will redirect you to a malicious website where your device could be infected with malware, or ask you to give personal information that can be used for theft or identity fraud.

Delete these emails without opening them