How to check a link in an email

How many emails do you get per day?  How many email addresses do you have?  I've got three mailboxes that I check on a daily basis and there are at least another two that I don't check all the time and I get hundreds of email messages every single day.  Some I recognize immediately as spam and some I have to look at more carefully.

Checking the contents of your email doesn't take long - you can spot most spam right off the bat. But what about that link?  Is it safe to click on it?  Here's how to check a link in an email.

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.

Not sure what I’m talking about?

Take your mouse and hover (place) it over the image below.

You should see in 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.

If you're at all concerned about an email, call or 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!

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