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Is It Safe? Protecting Your Computer, Your Business, and Yourself Online by Michael Miller

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Chapter 11. Avoiding Email Fraud and Phishing Scams

In the last chapter you learned all about all the many different types of email fraud, including fast-growing phishing scams. With so many scams out there, how do you avoid being a victim?

There is a simple answer to that question: Be smart! Most email fraud is perpetrated on victims that are in some way gullible. Maybe their greed gets the best of them; maybe they’re naïve about how the world works; maybe they don’t behave in the smartest fashion possible. In any case, most fraud can be avoided just by using common sense.

That said, there are many things you can do to minimize your chances of being taken by email con artists. Read on to learn how to become smarter—and safer—when opening your email. ...

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