Monday, January 6, 2014
The best way to avoid this kind of scam emails or phishing is to delete the email and contact your local bank where the email is supposedly originating and find out if they actually send the email or not. Or better yet this is what I do, I delete the email and instead of the calling the financial institution, I type in directly to the website name and then log on to see if it has been really suspended and if not (which most of the time it is not) I just leave it to that and move on. You don’t need to stress about it because if you start to get worked up on every scam you are targeted then you would waste a lot of time chasing things which should have been deleted immediately. Similarly people in some disaster or other financial situations get emails and mails all the time and they get warned also by the authorities and it is best to heed that advice. Apart from using common sense when it is under your control, you will be scammed left and right and in the case of scams where the hackers target whole companies database and steal your identifies the thing to do is to change your credit card and look out for any fraudulent activities by logging on to your accounts at least once a week since waiting for the statement of your accounts after a month is a long time in this day and age when you can access your account 24 hours a day on the internet. And only vigilance on your part can make sure that you are not ever scammed.