Ryan Radio Research Foundation has run upon something of which everyone should be VERY AWARE. When we gather information to share during the 6 til 10 A.M. Ryan Radio Program, we don’t always get all that information On The Air. Hence, we turn to the online social media channels we have.
DON’T FALL VICTIM TO SCAMS IN THIS UNUSUAL TIME!
Specifically, email. Remember: THINK TWICE maybe even THREE TIMES before clicking a link, button or icon that might be embedded in an email. The adage that says: “Something just doesn’t ‘feel’ right,” is probably true.
Here are a couple of ways to check out and determine if emails are authentic:
Call or email a friend, ask if they’ve seen something similar
From something highly personal like a bank account, online shopping account, or any OTHER online service, DON’T CLICK ANYTHING FROM INSIDE THE EMAIL! Instead, open a browser and log in directly the service the email says it’s from. Look for a “Notifications” or “Messages” file. It’s an icon or perhaps text. If there’s something in there, it is likely for real. If not, don’t worry about it.
And, to be really up on things, while on that site, look for a way to report scam-spam-spoof-phish suspected email. Take a moment and FORWARD that email to the site. THIS will NOT compromise personal cyber security and it just might put crooks in jail. THEN, don’t look back, don’t hesitate, DELETE THAT EMAIL!! That’s very important.
Not to put too fine a point on it: If it doesn’t ‘feel right’, it’s likely NOT right. Resist the click. Nobody needs another ‘virus headache.’