Phishing

be aware

Phishing usually begins with a SPAM e-mail. Friendly, the receiver is asked, for example to visit a Bank’s website in order to verify its data. The link to the website includes of course the Bank`s name. Sometimes you can identify a fraudly website by bad spelling and grammar on the websit itself. But there are also deceptively replica websites that are barely distinguishable from the respective real websites, even on a closer inspection.
It`s very suspicious when you not even a customer of that mentioned company. No serious acting company would ever ask its customers by e-mail to disclose user passwords or any other sensitive information for verification. Such a request should make you suspicious. You should not call this offspring, but ask your Account Manager if this request is a real demand from your Bank/Company?!

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Spam

Everyone knows those SPAM e-mails. They offer services / products that no one needs and mostly automatically recognized by many email programs and stored in separate folders for suspicious e-mail SPAM.
Todays SPAM arent much of a danger anymore, however you should not click on the “unsubscribe click here” link. Clicking this function indicates the spammer, here is a real person and a valid e-mail address. Which could lead to even more spam and likely increases rather than decrease the spam flood.
You should not click the spam email links or ever open any attachments. The activation of links or attachments could possibly result in malicious software being installed