Phishing is the act of sending an email and falsely claiming that it is from a legitimate business. The message, often directing you to a website that looks like that business's legitimate website, will ask for your personal information (passwords, credit card information, social insurance, or bank account numbers). However, the true intent is to gather personal information with the intent to fraudulently use this information. Due to the nature of the Internet, scams, viruses and other such activity are very difficult to stop and will continue to be a reality for all email users, whoever their service provider may be.
SaskTel continues to urge customers to practice secure password management as there has been an increase in phishing scams, including attempted attacks on sasktel.net accounts. To change your email password, please go to http://support.sasktel.com/
Other good practices when using email are:
* Never give out any personal information
* Do not reply to suspicious messages
* Do not visit any websites suspicious messages link to
* Delete any suspicious email immediately
A full article on Internet Protection is contained in the June edition of “SaskTel News”, which is distributed in all customers’ bills or can be viewed at http://www.sasktel.com/about-us/.
As well, if you do receive a phishing email, you may report it to firstname.lastname@example.org.