Look Out for 'Phishing' Emails
Watch out for unsolicited emails encouraging you to take action such as clicking on a link, especially if it’s from an unknown sender. They may be trying to get you to click a link or open an attachment—leading to a virus infection, a hacker potentially taking control or stealing your details. This is known as ‘phishing’. Hover your mouse over the link and read the address that pops up. Take care to check that the link goes where you expect it to. If an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is. It’s common for criminals to use items such as laptops, phones and tablets as bait to get you to click by offering them as prizes.