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Emailing is still one of the top forms of communication between people. Whether it’s personal or professional, emailing allows the sender and recipient to access the information in a timely fashion that is most convenient for them. Here are some quick tips to ensure your emails are short and simple!
1. Get to the point – people are busy, they don’t have time to read irrelevant information.
2. Think and read through – sometimes we send emails in haste, causing us to leave out information or say something we’ll regret later. Proof read before hitting send.
3. Keep it plain – fancy fonts and backgrounds cause distractions and a slow loading process. Plain is best when it comes to simple information.4. BCC it – mass emails come with a lot of baggage in the form of other people’s emails. Keep that information private with a blind carbon copy.
5. Be professional – email@example.com is not a professional email name. Choose one that’s simple and easy to identify who it belongs to. If emailing is the way you’re communicating, your email address is like your signature so you’ll want it to be professional.
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It has nothing to do with Halloween, but dealing with scareware can land you in a scary situation.
Scammers promising tight security for consumers and their data are capable of fooling users into paying a lot of money for protection that isn’t there. These programs pose as reputable security services, but are actually Trojan horses, harmful programs hidden within seemingly useful software. They use scare tactics, telling you your computer has a dangerous security issue, that’s why it’s called scareware.
Don’t fall for it! These types of scams can make the victim feel like it’s his or her own fault. If you register for these programs and pay the money, the scareware will continue on. One way you can tell if it’s scareware is if the program asks you to remove any existing security software you may have on your computer. You’re more likely to trust it because it looks like a familiar source.
How do you know it’s a scam?
- If you receive a pop-up warning of a program you didn’t install
- If it’s difficult to close out the program or stop the registration process
- If the virus scan is extremely fast
How can you avoid this? Check out reviews on reputable sites, but make sure you avoid sites created by the scammer.