Spam email guidance

We had a random discussion about a spam email this morning in the office and off the back of it we thought it was worth documenting the key point: the traditional model of assuming email to be legitimate unless proven otherwise is outdated – scams are becoming more sophisticated and people are generally very poor at identifying the warning signs.

As such it is now our recommendation – certainly to the lay-person – that you assume that ANY email that makes claims or requests regarding financial or personal information is spam, unless there is a clear reason to believe otherwise.

With any luck that guidance may save someone the hassle of dealing with an incident of identity theft one day.

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