Warning: There is an email scam going around about the recent Boeing airplane crashes. Be on the lookout for emails in your inbox from someone pretending to be a “private analyst”. The subject line could be similar to “Fwd: Airlines plane crash Boeing 737 Max 8", and an attachment will be included in the email. They claim the attached file has leaked data and they warn you to notify your loved ones about other airlines “that will go down soon”. Don’t fall for scare tactics like this.

Even if attachments make it through email filters at the office or at home it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re safe. Remember to always be cautious with unknown email attachments, and never open an attachment unless you are expecting it from the sender and you’ve confirmed that the sender is legitimate.

Stop, Look, and Think. Don't be fooled.