5. Beware of SMS phishing, even from brand names you think you're subscribed to - they could be fraudulent.
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6. When logging on, use a host's official website, rather than potentially compromised e-mail links.
- If you receive an e-mail from your bank, credit card issuer, or other company you deal with frequently, cross check that their contact information is legitimate.
- Verify any requests for personal information by contacting them through the information on their official website.
- If you are requested to act quickly, or there is an emergency, it may be a scam. Fraudsters rely on knee-jerk reactions, by creating a sense of urgency.
7. Remember, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
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