Email Anti-SPAM News, Help & Advice.

Fed up of receiving SPAM, viruses, scams and phishing schemes via email?? We were - so here are some useful news articles, hints and tips to keep informed and reduce the problem!

October 21, 2004

How to avoid phishing scams

Be wary if you receive an unexpected email saying your service / account is due to be suspended or shut down unless you confirm your account or billing information - do not reply or click any links in the e-mail body.

Before submitting any personal or financial information through a web site - look for the padlock on the browser status bar. If this is present it means your information is being sent over a SSL (secure socket layer) secure connection. You can usually get more information about the owner of the site by double-clicking on the padlock icon.

If you are at all unsure contact the company through an address or telephone number you know to be genuine!

If you have unknowingly supplied personal or financial information - contact your the company / bank or credit card company immediately using a telephone number you know is correct.

Also see: What is phishing?


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