E-Mail Safety

If you have an e-mail account, you've heard of "junk" mail, or "spam" e-mail.  These are annoying little messages that you probably just delete when you get them.  If your internet service provider (Adamswells, Onlyinternet) has a spam filter, the majority of these messages get deleted before you ever see them.

The largest current e-mail problem is called "phishing".  This is defined as schemes using fake e-mails to lead consumers to counterfeit websites designed to trick recipients into divulging financial data such as credit card numbers, account usernames, passwords, and social security numbers.

Your bank, credit card company, e-bay account, or whatever will NEVER ask for you to send them your account password, social security number, or anything important over e-mail.  NEVER respond to these e-mails. Delete them, and you will be fine. If you have concerns, you can always call the phone number listed on your credit card or your bank phone number listed in the phone book.

References: http://www.antiphishing.org/