Online Tip: Never click a bank or PayPal link in email

A bank for which I’d signed up for online credit card payment sent me a welcome message. In it they said: ”

If you are concerned about the authenticity of this
message,please click below or copy and paste the
link below in your browser.

That is quite the wrong instructions. Clicking the link does not prove that it’s not a phishing (fraudulent) copy of my bank’s website.

Further down they say:

Note: If you are concerned about clicking links in this e-mail,
the services mentioned above can be accessed by
typing www.(bankname).com directly into your browser. Or please click
below or copy and paste the link below into your browser.

Why keep telling you you can click the link?

What to do: Always type in your bank’s web address or go to the http://www.paypal.com home page instead of clicking links in an email.

It’s best to keep it simple and never click the links in emails; and it saves you time wondering if they’re fraudent or not.

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