We've all received unsolicited offers through email, better known as spam. Many fraudsters use spam to gather personal information to steal your money and/or your identity. Criminals may also send attachments and links that will lead you to spoof sites or cause you to inadvertently download harmful software.
Never email your personal information to an unknown source. You may be enticed by offers of limited-only or buy now and save, but this is always fraudulent. No legitimate business would deny you the time to check out their claims.
If you don't know the source of an email, delete it. Even if a co-worker or friend you trust sends you a link or attachment, it may be infected.
And remember to keep your computer firewall, anti-virus, and anti-spyware software up to date.
Phishing and spoofing communications look like official America First emails, but force you to visit a fake site and enter your personal account information. These emails may also ask you to call a phone number and provide account details.
Ways to identify phishing and spoofing emails include:
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