When you get emails from friends, family, or trusted services like your bank or social sites, you find that many include links back to their sites. What you may not know is that some nefarious hackers use email (a technique called phishing) that only appear to be valid emails to install viruses, steal your information, or send itself out to all your contacts.
Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication
As a general rule, go directly to the web site and check through your account, rather than click on anything in emails. Unless you’re savvy about links and how to check where they’re sending you to, it’s a good idea to simply avoid links in emails.
Dot To Tech explains in this video-
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