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Don’t Fall for Phishing

Phishing is an e-mail message that appears to come from a company you do business with. Many people manage bank or brokerage accounts and handle insurance matters online. So, phishers take the names of those familiar businesses to scam their victims. 

A phishing message will imitate a reputable company, right down to the corporate logo. You'll be asked to click a website link, then enter personal and confidential information. You'll read some reasonable-sounding story pertaining to your account. Then, you’ll be prompted to “confirm” or “re-submit” your secure information including passwords. 

Don’t ever fall for this! There’s a 100% chance that, if an e-mail asks you to visit a site and type in your password or additional information, it’s a scam. If you get a suspicious e-mail from a company you do business with, call their customer service department. Ask a real human being if they have e-mailed you, requesting “inside information.” The answer will be “no.”  

If you have questions about computer security, Sarasota PC Tech Support is here to help. We provide on-site tech support for both home and business clients. We specialize in virus and malware removal, computer tune-ups, Windows or Mac training, and more.  


For more information, call 941-877-5501 or visit 


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