Avoiding email scams:
- Always be suspicious of any unsolicited messages, especially those asking for personal or financial information. If the email appears to be an unusual message from a known contact, you can verify with them via other means (such as telephone).
- If you are unsure about the message, simply delete it. Do not reply to the message and do not click any links in the email.
- No reputable organisation will request personal or financial information unsolicited. Any organisation that does can be contacted back via alternative means.
For example, if a banking representative rings you requesting personal information, you can call them back via their publicly listed number.
Unsolicited promises of prizes should be treated with suspicion. They can be a ploy for your financial or personal details.
You can report scams by forwarding the email to the Spam Intelligence Database at email@example.com, then delete the email.