In late September and early October 2012
emails cleverly disguised to appear as faxes sent from eFax Corporate,
a service based in Los Angeles, California went viral on the World Wide Web.
These look official but they are a scam to trick computer users by
redirecting them to web sites that could infect their computers,
according to a
September 24, 2012 article by the Examiner.
The easiest way to
check questionable emails is to hover the mouse (without clicking any
buttons) over the links in the suspected emails. Looking at the
bottom border of the email window, an Internet location in the form of a
URL to the website can
be seen. If that link does not appear to be from the company
sending the email it is a very good indication that it is a redirecting
It is a good practice
to never click links in unsolicited emails until the computer user is
certain that the links are safe.