Nearly every commercial email today contains a "link to a website," or website address (URL). Links are used by business as a convenience for their customers to help them easily find information the customer is looking for.
Unfortunately, phishers also use links to drive customers to "fake" or "spoofed" websites. Look for the warning signs outlined above (generic greetings, sense of urgency). If you are suspicious of the e-mail, do not click on any links contained in it. Instead, go to the website by using your "favorites" if you have it saved, or type the website's URL directly into your browser. You can also search for a “How to Tell a Link is Safe” and utilize tools by Google or other sites recommended by trusted online news sources.
If you receive an email from us that looks to have a suspicious link in it, we want to hear from you. You can reach us via your Help Tab or you can securely email us at firstname.lastname@example.org