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Telltale signs your email is a scam

“Dear customer, your account has been hacked. Click this link to sign into your account and restore it.” If you have received an email like this recently, chances are scammers tried to target you in a phishing scheme.

General greetings, urgency and threats, and demands for sensitive information are all telltale signs of an online phishing scheme. Criminals will often ask you to disclose sensitive information like bank account numbers or passwords to sign into your account. Banks take extensive measures to protect their customers information and would never send you an email asking for this information.

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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.