The warning comes from the Air Force but it applies to all of us who use e-mail accounts.
The common sense advice applies to e-mails asking you to click on a link to provide information so that your bank account is accessible, or perhaps to verify your credit card account or some such ruse, commonly called phishing.
The advice: if you didn’t ask for it, then don’t respond. Don’t click on any links provided and delete the e-mails completely out of your mailbox.
If you do click you aren’t taken to the real company’s webpage. Instead you’re taken to a site that looks legit but is really the site of the scammers who are eagerly awaiting your personal information. And personal, it is. These sites ask for bank info, account numbers, social security number and so on. And the next thing you know, your bank account is empty and your identity is stolen.
Just keep in mind…no company should ever solicit personal information through e-mails.