Stay email safe
Email scams are doing the rounds.
You may receive an email that appears to have come from the genuine email address of someone that you know, but that person may not really have sent it. Someone may have hacked into their account.
If you do click on a link, don't verify your account or put your password into any web pages or screens that appear. The page may look exactly like your email logon screen, but it can be a scam. Only ever go into your emails in your usual way ~ never via an email link.
In the same way, never go into your ebanking system via a link, even if the link is in an email that seems to have come from your bank ~ scammers can make an email look exactly like the ones that your bank sends to you. To go into your internet banking system, always key the address into the top bar, click a favourite, or use a search engine. (If the email contains your bank account number, it's probably genuine, but it's still good practice never to click on a link that it contains.).
How do you know whether an email is safe?
If you're in any doubt about whether someone has really sent you an email with a link or attachments, please contact them by phone before you click the links or open the attachments. Or, you can email them, but send a new email ~ don't do it as a reply to the one that was sent. I'll always put my phone number and email address in my weekly notice-link emails ~ do contact me if you're in any doubt.
Finally, if your email system has been hacked: