I was nearly phished – how to avoid it

This has been going on for years and they still nearly got me.  Here is the message as it was in my Outlook:

FC has a lot of Office 365 products so I was concerned not only with us but that there might be a bigger problem for our customers.  I was less than a second away from clicking the Validate hyper link when I saw the pop up.  Nothing to do with Microsoft.  Obviously the “From” email address is the same.  All the pretty pictures and unusually well written sentence.  We get stuff like this from Microsoft periodically so I was just on automatic.

You can click on the picture to see it better.  It is only a picture, not a link.

Do NOT do what I do.  Do what I say.  Don’t take anything for granted.  Hover over hyperlinks and be sure they make sense.  This would likely have made my day really uncomfortable.

As always, give us a call if you get something like this.  We can remote in and help.

Bill Schubert service@fcofg.com