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Quick Tip

Have an e-mail from a bank or other institution you think may be spam but want to verify? 

DO NOT click any of the links within the e-mail! Instead, just place your cursor over any link within the e-mail, and look at the link that is displayed. You should be able to tell who it is actually from.

There you will find the actual address to which you would be taken if you were to click on the link. If it doesn't match what's displayed within the body of the e-mail, it’s likely a hoax. If the addresses do match, it's still best not to click on the link. Instead, open up a web browser and type in the address of the website in question.