From time to time, our emails get hacked. Maybe we selected a link in another email that opened the door, or we signed into the internet from an unsecured location. It doesn't matter - you will get hacked. If you receive emails that come from a person you know and trust, be less trusting and verify that the email actually came from that person. How can you do that? I use a Chrome browser and Yahoo email. When I get emails, they look like this: FriendsName@someplace.com (someplace being aol.com, gmail.com, yahoo.com, etc).
I received an email from our own Lorie Bennett that looked like this:
Lorie Bennett@email@example.com. The clue that this was not a legitimate email from Lorie comes in that @ address - it is from a university email address in Greece.
Lorie's email is from a more common provider. If you use another browser and email service, you can also hover the cursor over the name of the sender and the originating email should show up. Always verify who it is you are getting links from BEFORE you select the link to view. This will help you keep your email account safe from hackers - not perfect, but safer.
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