I’ve written about not falling for “phishing” email scams in the past (like here), but I think it’s time for a reminder. I’ve been getting a lot of them lately (many travel-related) and they’re getting more and more clever.
For example, the one in the screenshot above looks like it’s from a travel agent who claims to have booked me and my spouse in a suite at a Marriott hotel. Obviously, I didn’t click the link listed; I hovered over it and took a screenshot to show you that it really wasn’t from Marriott.com and rather some site in India that most likely has malware installed to steal my personal info.
Moral of the tip: Never click anything suspicious. When you see emails like this one, just delete them. Don’t reply and definitely don’t click or share. If you believe the email might concern a real matter and you’re not sure, just go directly to the company’s website directly and check in that way.
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