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Fake YouTube Email – Your Video Has Been Approved

Consumer Defense

Alert. Beware of emails from known legitimate sources that look authentic but are not. Below is an example received today. The image shown is a bit fuzzy, but the original is crisp and high quality. The best way to identify the authenticity of emails and their internal links is to hover your mouse over a link and see what address is revealed. In this case, you can see the revealed link was not YouTube but an untrusted site. Similar emails come from utility companies, stores, banks, and other sources.

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com