Ad Alert

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Know the red flags of a spam email. Your personal information could very well be at risk.

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 11.51.03 AMThe generic greeting, the urgent call to action, and the ambiguous subject line all suggest that this email is spam attempting to get at our personal information (which is why, ultimately, we did not click on “update” when the message recently surfaced in our inbox).

Internet A method of tricking consumers into handing over their personal information by posing as a legitimate entity. scams are an increasing concern for consumers. Disclosing personal information to unscrupulous imposters can lead to a host of problems, including identity theft — the FTC’s top consumer complaint 15 years running.

If a suspicious email crops up in your inbox, mark it as spam and report it to your email provider.

Find more of our coverage on phishing scams here.

Our Ad Alerts are not just about false and deceptive marketing issues, but may also be about ads that, although not necessarily deceptive, should be viewed with caution. Ad Alerts can also be about single issues and may not include a comprehensive list of all marketing issues relating to the brand discussed.

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