Avoid opening attachments or clicking links delivered with emails from unknown contacts. Also, exercise caution with emails from known senders. An email from a known user that has confusing or inconsistent content could be a hack and a scam! Call the sender and verify the authenticity of the email. Another technique, rather than clicking on an unknown link in an email is to manually browse or navigate to the website by manually typing the URL into your Internet browser instead of clicking links delivered in emails.
*Common tactics used in malicious email campaigns include portraying a sense of urgency, impersonating someone of authority, and referencing an invoice or past due payment.