Phishing is when people try to steal your personal information, such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, and passwords by pretending to be a credible source. Phishers are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and Connect is working hard to protect our community by identifying and deleting these messages before they get to your Inbox. Just as we do our part, we ask that you do yours:
Never give out your personal information. Always be wary of any message that asks for your personal information or messages that refer you to a web page asking for personal information.
Never put your password in the subject line.
Don’t click on unknown links.
Be very wary of links that look almost accurate, but have a few words off. For examples, see: http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/phishing-symptoms.aspx
Visit the Phishing and Scams page for more details on how to protect yourself from phishing. If you aren’t sure if something is a phishing attempt, err on the side of caution and contact your Tier 1 support personnel or open a Help Ticket.