Just because the "Sender" name says Ancestry.com or Rosetta Stone or Nutrisystem or IRS Forgiveness Program, it doesn't mean the email came from any of those companies or the IRS.
I was browsing through the spam folder of an email account and found many emails indicating they were from the above-named entities. But by simply moving my mouse over the sender name I could quickly see in the information pop-up that the actual email address of the sender was not even close. Unfortunately hovering over information to get that information pop-up is not an easy thing to do on a smartphone or tablet.
I've also received emails that claim they are from people I know. In those cases the first clue that the email is probably not from them is the subject line. But if I miss that and open the email, the content is usually the give-away. If it is in poor English or if it is encouraging me to click on a link of some sort, I check to see if the email address associated with the sender is actually the email address i expect it to be. And even then I will probably write directly to the person using an email address I know and ask them if they sent the email. Most of the time the answer is no and their email account has been compromised or their name has been hijacked - perhaps from their or someone else's computer.
So be careful. If an email seems even the least-bit suspicious, it probably is. Never click on a link unless you are absolutely sure it is going to the place you think it is going and you have confirmed the email is legitimate.
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