Avoiding Phishing Email Scams

If you receive any email containing a web link or requesting information, the first thing you should do is check the from: address. If the person claims to be from QPS and their email ends in anything but “@qps.org” they are almost certainly a scammer!
More info taken from FTC.gov:

Phishing emails and text messages may look like they’re from a company you know or trust. They may look like they’re from a bank, a credit card company, a social networking site, an online payment website or app, or an online store.

Phishing emails and text messages often tell a story to trick you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment. They may

  • say they’ve noticed some suspicious activity or log-in attempts
  • claim there’s a problem with your account or your payment information
  • say you must confirm some personal information
  • include a fake invoice
  • want you to click on a link to make a payment
  • say you’re eligible to register for a government refund
  • offer a coupon for free stuff