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I got a weird email. Is it spam?

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How to tell if an email is spam (or a scam)

  1. Simply copy and paste a sentence or two from the email into a search engine. For example, we copied this section from a suspicious email we received into Google:  "Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyright-protected image owned by myself. Take a look at this document with the links to my images"

  2. Evaluate the results. The first results Google returned were warning about scams: 


Therefore, you should assume an email like this one is a scam.


What should you do with spam and scam emails? 

Do not reply to them. Delete them. 

Optionally, you could mark them as spam before you deleted it.

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Written by Dawn Verbrigghe
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