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When using email, you may come across suspicious messages. Some of these messages can be phishing attempts. Phishing messages will often ask you for personal information such as your password or credit card information. They may also try to convince you to
perform a certain action, such as click on a link, open an attachment, send money, or buy gift cards. These messages are often crafted to appear like they came from a trusted authority or someone you know. It is important to be vigilant when using
Noticeable signs of a phishing scam include the following:
Ways to avoid phishing scams:
IRS Tax Scams and Consumer Alerts is a web page published by the IRS informing taxpayers of common scams. You can learn more about these scams
and how not to fall for them by visiting the web page. “The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media
Remember, the IT Support Center will
never ask for your password via the phone or email. If in any doubt about the validity of an email message, forward the suspected phishing attempt as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.