Recent Phishing Attempts – “Alert From Admin!”

;widows: 2;-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;text-decoration-style: initial;text-decoration-color: initial;word-spacing:0px”> SpamAlso known as junk email, designed to trick you into thinking their message is worth reading. For example: "Great value medical store!

HoaxWarnings about a non-existent threat, or an offer that sounds good to be true. For example: "Your SJFC account will be deactivated in 24 hours unless you confirm your email address and password."

PhishingPronounced ‘fishing’. Phishing emails try to entice you into disclosing personal information, such as your username, password or bank account details. For example: "You have been given a tax refund. To help us process your payment, please click here and enter your name, address, phone number and bank details."

SpoofingWhen the sender address of an email has been altered to hide its true origin, used by virus and spam authors to make their emails look legitimate and lure people into clicking on links or downloading attachments. For example: The email looks as it is from one address but hovering over it reveals a different address.


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