There has been a rise in the number of email phishing scams that are crafted to look as though they come from official Shanghai Daily sources. These emails direct users to a false website where they are asked to update personal information such as passwords, credit card numbers, ID’s and bank account numbers.
Please note that Shanghai Daily takes no responsibility for any loss or damage suffered by users who has been adversely affected by phishing.
Given the importance of this issue and in an effort to combat this cyber threat, Shanghai Daily provides you with following useful tips to ensure that your identity remains well protected during your time here:
1. Do not give out personal information such as a password, credit card number, ID, birthday, etc., upon any request you receive in email without verifying the authenticity of the email.
2. Do not click on anything inside an email without verifying the authenticity of the email.
3. Do not trust the email simply because you think you recognize the sender.
4. Report phishing attempts to Shanghai Daily at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Always keep your web browsers up-to-date with the latest security patches.
6. Consider installing an anti-phishing tools to help protect you from known fraudulent websites.
7. If you feel you have been tricked by a phishing scam, or had your identity stolen, contact Shanghai Daily and the police as soon as possible.