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Title: Information about Phishing from ProtonMail
Post by: Mary-Jane on May 08, 2018, 11:34:01 PM
This is good general advice to know so share it.


Sent with ProtonMail Secure Email.

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On May 5, 2018 5:24 AM, ProtonMail <contact@protonmail.ch> wrote:

Dear ProtonMail user,

Over the last few days we have noticed an unusually high number of phishing attempts targeting ProtonMail accounts. To help keep your account safe, we want to remind you of a few security tips:

All emails sent by ProtonMail (like this one) are always starred by default. If it is not starred, we did not send it, and it is a phishing attempt.

If you receive a suspicious email containing a link or attachments, do not click the link or open the attachments. Mark it as spam, and future emails from that sender will go to your spam folder.

ProtonMail will never send you an email with a link asking you to enter your credentials.

If you are not sure whether an email is legitimate, please do not hesitate to ask us. You can reach us at security@protonmail.ch.

If you have previously fallen for a phishing email, please immediately change your account password.

Phishing attacks are one of the most common ways to hack an email account. But they are also easy to prevent if you know what to do (and what not to do). For more information about phishing and how ProtonMail keeps you safe, check out this article: https://protonmail.com/blog/prevent-phishing-attacks.
 (https://protonmail.com/blog/prevent-phishing-attacks.)
Stay safe,
The ProtonMail Team