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City of Bothell Information Services Blog sharing technical tips and tricks.

Nov 09

Tips to help protect yourself and your loved ones from scams this holiday season

Posted on November 9, 2018 at 4:07 PM by Michele Woodhouse

Watch out for holiday scams!

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Sep 12

Bothell Presents PROJECT MANAGEMENT at Technology Conference

Posted on September 12, 2018 at 10:34 AM by Michele Woodhouse

The City of Bothell has been invited to talk about the use of established project management fundamentals in the initial deployment of Lucity Enterprise at the 2018 National Lucity conference in Palm Springs, CA. Jamie Bradshaw, Information Services Application Analyst, will share Bothell’s IT project management processes. Presentation materials are available here until Dec 2018.  

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May 07

Be aware when using email!

Posted on May 7, 2018 at 4:56 PM by Michele Woodhouse

Scammers send "phishing" emails to trick you into giving out personal information. Find out how to protect yourself and learn about trending scams.  

One common scam prompts you to sign into your email account using a link in the body of the message. The link actually does not take you to your email service site, but rather the scammers' site. Once you click on the link and attempt to log into your email, the scammer immediately gets your email login and password. The scammer now has access to all your email and can even send mail that looks like it's from you to trick your friends and family.  

Scammers often do a good job of making these emails look legitimate. The messages might seem to come from your bank, an attorney, or even somebody you know. 

Tips to protect yourself from phishing email scams:  

  • Never open and email attachment or click on a link in an email unless 1) You know who it’s from and 2) You are expecting it.  

  • Never click on a link in an email without first hovering your mouse over the link to see where the link will actually take you.  

  • Take a close look at the ‘from’ address. For example, ‘facebook-quicknews.com’ is not the same as ‘facebook.com’. Scammers will try to fool you by creating an email address that is similar to a legitimate one.  

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