We’ve had several incidents of email phishing in the last few years. This a general reminder to always be cautious when opening links in or responding to emails and answering the phone. Don’t give out personal information or send money unless you’re 100% sure of the source. Even if it’s coming from a known email address, speak to the person directly before acting. Scammers will take advantage of your kindness to a friend or community member.
If you ever receive an unexpected email from anyone asking you to purchase something for them, do not respond. Reach out to the sender in another way to confirm, advise them to change their password if it’s coming from their email account, and mark it as spam.
The Federal Trade Commission offers some helpful tips on how to avoid scams on their site HERE>>
The scammers are getting better every day – stay safe!