Holly Walther Lending Team – Where In The World Is Daisy? Arobase Group Week 2

Holly: Hey guys, happy Wednesday. It’s Holly and little miss Daisy. You can see she’s tuckered out from the week, but we are so excited to continue our series with David Linton here with Arobase group. We’re just so excited to have him. David, post pandemic, or how this pandemic continues, we’ve seen so much with technology. I mean, we’re in our homes more. People are on their computers more, let’s talk phishing attacks. I’ve seen a lot of that in the media. And you know how smart I am when it comes to technology, so fill us in.

David: So, a phishing attack is where an attacker sends an email to you that looks like it’s from your bank or credit card company, or some other entity that you may do business with. Amazon. There’s a big one. A lot of them, they’ll fake. They’ll pretend to be Amazon. And what they’re looking for from you, they’re telling you there’s a big sale or there’s something wrong with your account. Or they’ll actually tell you your account’s been hacked and they’re trying to hack your account. So it’s kind of an ironic situation. So these are things to be aware of with these type of attacks. You get an email, it’s called phishing. And when you see an email that you think looks suspicious, be sure to look at the logo. Be sure and look at who it says it’s actually from. It may say it’s from Amazon, but if you hover over the ‘from’ it’ll then say it’s from a random g-mail account. Well, that’s not Amazon, obviously. One way to protect yourself is to look at actually who the email is from.

Holly: Without hitting reply.

David: Without hitting reply at all, just hover over. You can usually just hover over the ‘from’ name and it’ll then show you the actual email address it came from from. And Amazon, if they were going to send you an email, I guarantee you it’s from amazon.com. It’s not from g-mail. It’s not from Yahoo. So that’s one thing to look for. The second thing to look for is if it’s from your bank or your credit card company, call the number on the back of your credit card or call the phone number on your bank statement. Do not under any circumstances, call the number in the email. As soon as they get you on the phone, they’re gonna look for a way to get more information from you. So the best thing to do, even if you think the email is real, don’t pay attention to anything on it. Go to the website separately and then log in like you normally do. If it’s a banking issue, they’ll tell you. So those are the ways to better protect yourself in those kinds of attacks. Be very aware of emails that claim to be from your bank, or your credit card, or Amazon, or your cable company, or any company you may or may not do business with. And of course, if you get an email from a company that claims you’re doing business with them and you’re not, just ignore it completely, because you’re not doing business.

Holly: So what if I click on it? Then what?

David: If you click on it, normally you still have to fill in a form, right? If you clicked on the email, then it’s going to say, oh, well we need your login information.

Holly: Of course they do.

David: Don’t ever, ever, ever, ever, period, put in your login information. Just don’t do it ever. If it really has you freaked out and really think it could be legitimate, again, call your bank from the number on your statement, or the credit card. Don’t put in any information from the link inside an email. It’s just that simple.

Holly: Great info. And guys, as part of our Where in the World is Daisy partner, he is offering a free consultation. So if you are a Mac user, if you find yourself in this situation and you want an expert’s opinion, don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to connect with David. So thanks so much, be sure to check us out next week for more great information.

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