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Don't Get Hooked by a "Phishing" Scam

Phishing Scam Security Alert!
Has “Microsoft” contacted you because of a sensitive information breach?
Have you received pop-up windows claiming your computer is in Danger?
Don’t fall victim to a phishing scam!
Directly from Microsoft’s Website:

“Microsoft will NEVER proactively reach out to you to provide unsolicited PC or technical support. If you receive a phone call claiming to be from Microsoft or see a pop-up window on your PC with a fake warning message and a phone number to call and get your “issue” fixed, it’s better to be safe and not click any links or provide any personal information.
Never call the number provided in the error message.  Real Microsoft error messages never include a phone number to call.

For more information visit Microsoft Support

What is a phishing scam?
Phishing is a type of online scam that targets consumers by sending them an e-mail that appears to be from a well-known source – an internet service provider, a bank, or a mortgage company, for example. It asks the consumer to provide personal identifying information. Then a scammer uses the information to open new accounts or invade the consumer’s existing accounts.

There are several tips that consumers can follow to avoid phishing scams, such as not responding to e-mails or pop-up messages that ask for personal or financial information.

Read it directly on the  Federal Trade Commission Phishing Scams webpage.