Wire Fraud is Real

Why do I put this tag line on each of my emails?

*Wire Fraud is Real* Before wiring any money, call the intended recipient at a number you know is valid to confirm the instructions. Never trust wiring instructions sent via email.

A neighbor recently sent the following:

Dear Friends and Clients,
It’s best never to click on what appears to be a good link. Instead, go directly to the website you know and trust.

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