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New phishing scam preys on fear of child sexual predators

Tony Bradley | Feb. 9, 2015
Cyber criminals use a sensitive topic to lure concerned parents into clicking something they shouldn't.

Epstein stresses that you should absolutely not click on any links, or call any phone numbers in the email, or forward the email to others. You can simply describe the message you received to friends and family so they'll be alert to the scam.

It's important to not let your emotions compromise your common sense. Just because an email hits a sensitive topic for you is not a justification for ignoring security best practices and blindly clicking on links in random emails.


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