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While we're on the subject of contacting people via email, there's one basic tip for using email that you need to know: PARANOIA IS YOUR FRIEND!
There are SO many email scams, phishing attacks, virus attacks and more out there that it is absolutely essential to be always on your guard with incoming email.
Got an email supposedly from your bank, credit card company, PayPal, etc.? BE AWARE (and BEWARE!) that no legitimate company will ask you to click on a link in an email to "update your account information", "verify your credit card information", etc. If you get an email that asks you to do such a thing, DON'T DO IT! Instead, open your browser, use your normal shortcut or bookmark to go to the financial institution site, and log in from there. Then you'll be able to see if there is, in fact, a problem.
Most financial institutions will have an email address where you can forward suspicious-
Here's some tips from PayPal on recognizing a fraudulent email:
"There are many signs of a fraudulent email.
Sender's Address -
Generic Greetings -
Typos/Poor Grammar -
False Sense of Urgency -
Fake Links -
One last bit of advice: IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT IS!
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