TIPS TO AVOID an Online Scam Attempt
(adapted from the U.S. FBI scam page at, http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/e-scams)
- Do not respond to unsolicited (spam) email. Check the domain of the sender against the below list if the sender purports to be from Adobe.
- Do not click links contained within an unsolicited email, especially if they do not contain one of the valid domains in the following list.
- Be wary of email claiming to contain pictures in attached files, as the files may contain viruses. Only open attachments from known senders. Scan the attachments for viruses if possible.
- Avoid filling out forms contained in email messages that ask for personal information.
- Always compare the link in the email with the link to which you are directed to determine if they match and will lead you to a legitimate site.
- Log directly onto the official website for Adobe at www.adobe.com, instead of "linking" to it from an unsolicited email.
- Contact us if you are unsure an email you receive is genuine.
- If you are asked to act quickly, or told there is an emergency, it may be a scam. Fraudsters create a sense of urgency to get you to act quickly.
- Verify any requests for personal information from any business or financial institution by contacting the business using the main contact information.
- Remember — if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.