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The City of Chicago Heights received notice of fraudulent emails being sent to residents under the guise of a “Municipal Notice” for Metering and Grid Alterations. Do not respond or click on links in an email if you do not recognize the sender. Such attacks include phishing emails that are designed to trick you into visiting malicious sites or downloading malware that can then be used to steal data. This reminder sets out general guidance on how to protect yourself. Please read these tips below.
Microsoft Tips for Recognizing Fraudulent Phishing Emails:
Here are some ways to recognize a phishing email:
Tip: Whenever you see a message calling for immediate action take a moment, pause, and look carefully at the message. Are you sure it's real? Slow down and be safe.
(Source: Microsoft https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/protect-yourself-from-phishing-0c7ea947-ba98-3bd9-7184-430e1f860a44 )