We're getting ready to re-run the Get Safe Online campaign. I worked on it last year in my old role, which was how I first got to know Steve. TV presenter Richard Hammond was involved in last years launch, and those who worked with him came back saying what a nice chap he was and how he was genuinely interested (rather than turning up to be a famous as some celebreties do). So it was extra sad for us to hear he had been bad hurt and was "Critically ill" in hospital after an accident filming for the Top Gear programme yesterday. It's good to hear in this morning's news that he is improving; we hope he makes a full and speedy recovery.
E-bay were one of the sponsors of GSOL last year, and their PayPal subsidiary are obviously thinking about get safe on line, they sent me a mail overnight entitled "Learn how to spot fake emails and stay safe online."
Paypal have prepared a list of tell tale signs for spoof mail. Lets apply their guidelines to their message
So the Message to paypal would be ... when warning people about links in mail, don't do it with a link in an a mail !! And if your running a campaign, put a link on your home page for it
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