SPAM ALERT! – American Express – Safe Key

I found this email in my spam filter this afternoon.  (Thanks, SmarterMail!).   It's another attempt to take advantage of the fact that people are busy.  We're bombarded by incoming email - from customers, coworkers, vendors - and sometimes, we forget to think before we click.  It's easy to protect yourself and you don't have to have a degree in IT.  When you get an email with a link embedded in it, place your mouse over the link and then look in the lower left hand corner of your screen.  Check to see what the URL (web address) is.  If it doesn’t look right – it probably isn’t.  You won't be able to do that with the email above, 'cause it's a picture of the email.

Not sure what I’m talking about?  Try it here:

You should see the lower left hand corner of your screen.  If you click on the “Click Here” (instead of just hovering) it will take you to that page. Your best bet is to never follow a link that you’re not sure about,  and if you're at all concerned email the sender to double check. You can also check suspect emails by going directly to the company's website and reading their information on how steps they've taken to help keep you safe. American Express, for example, has a page devoted to Fraud Protection.

Think before you click.  Remember, you are the best defense against viruses and malware!

But, if you made a mistake and now you've got a problem you can call us 203.987.4566 and we'll help!

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