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How to spot email scams (phishing)

More and more of us use online accounts for a wide range of services.

Fraudsters may send out emails telling you that there’s a problem with your account and you need to verify your account details.

In many phishing attacks, they give you a very short timescale to respond saying that it is urgent or that you have to verify your details within a few hours, to increase the sense of pressure on you.

Clicking on the ‘verify your details’ link may bring you to a fake website or infect your computer with malware.

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