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The Personal Touch
If you saw this message in your inbox, you might quickly identify it as spam. But what if you had actually attended Augustana College, as the recipient of this message had? Scammers often use publicly available information – such as Augustana's online alumni list – to personalise messages and allay suspicion. The moral: don't let your guard down, even if an e-mail message uses your correct personal information or seems to come from a friend or colleague. (Image provided by Sunbelt Software.)

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