Businesses don’t text you either…

To follow up on my post yesterday, I got an email from a client who wanted to let me know she recently received a text from Wells Fargo saying there was something wrong with her credit card.

She did her due diligence…and called Wells Fargo customer service (don’t call the number back in the text or give out your information!!!) who confirmed there were no problems with the card.

So this is another reminder to please take a moment to think about the contact just made to you (by email, by text…one of those scammer phone calls) and PLEASE don’t give out your information without confirming

directly with the company that this is a valid issue.

Attention to detail will save you major headaches in the long run…

Are you excited about the new IPhone 7(or in my case iOS10)? me too…but don’t get too excited…

Scammers always try and take advantage of big events…(as we know)

I updated my Iphone to iOS10 on the first day it came out….yesterday I downloaded a new app(a free one though)…

and today I got an email saying my Apple ID has been suspended…wait…what???

Looking at the text of the message…it looks a little fake (a little too formal)…but I have never received an email like this from Apple before…

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Ok…time to keep digging….the first red flag was that it wasn’t sent to the email address associated with my Apple ID…ok…this email address could be my backup address….but rule #1…start checking hyperlinks.

1) look where the email came from….don’t think this is a legitimate apple Email Smile

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2) I checked the link to “click here to validate your account information”…yeah, maybe not…

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But the simplest answer in any situation like this…is if you aren’t sure….CALL THE VENDOR DIRECTLY.  Don’t click on the links.