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Recognizing the Danger in Your Inbox

Many of us are inundated with e-mails, texts, and social messages.  Friends, family, co-workers, marketers, and (unfortunately) scammers are connecting with us through our inboxes.  How do we know which are friendly vs. harmful? 

When you get a message that makes your breath catch or your stomach drop, beware.  It could be a popular scam known as phishing.”

Phishing messages impersonate a trusted person or a brand in order to trick you into giving up access to your online accounts (and even your computer), and it’s more common than you think.

Let's look at an example e-mail next.

1. What's your reaction to this e-mail?  (Mark all that apply.)