How to Protect Yourself

Three Simple Steps to Help Protect You on the Internet

1. Never respond to spam or phishing emails.

Do not even click on the links in the email. Just delete the email. If you click on any link in the email it is possible the criminals will be able to tell that you opened the email.

2. Never follow the instructions in spam to be removed from their email list.

This usually just results in more spam because they know they have a "live" email address.)

3. Never call a telephone number listed in a spam email.

These may be international calls using phone numbers which appear to be domestic. The cost per minute is very high. The charges for a simple call could be in the hundreds of dollars.