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Switched: How to Spot an Email Scam

December 2nd, 2009

Switched has a great list of “10 Ways to Spot an Email Scam.” Scammers — hell, let’s call them what they are, crooks — use certain techniques over and over again, hoping in your busy day, clicking through emails, you will let your guard down and click something you shouldn’t. One of us had this happen to him: he received a scam email pretending to be from Paypal, asking to verify his password. He knows better, but in that instant, he clicked and typed in his password — too late — the crooks now had his password. This scam is the first on Switched’s list.

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