Dear and Faithful Readers,
Madame L wants to remind you to continue to be careful about opening any e-mail messages that come from a source you don't recognize and about clicking on links in e-mail messages.
This article from last month, from Bankrate.com, explains the risks and what you can do to protect yourself from e-mail scammers who want to steal your money and compromise your identifying information.
The article lists these steps to take to keep from becoming a victim of this crime:
- Keep your computer and mobile device updated with the newest versions of anti-virus software.
- If you have any doubts about an email sender's authenticity, do not click on any embedded links.
- Remember, banks never request any personal information via email.
- Be vigilant about checking your account balances. The sooner you notice and report any type of fraudulent activity, the more likely you'll be able to be reimbursed for any missing funds.