Tag Archives: E-mail

IRS Warnings about new Phishing Scams

How to Report and Identify Phishing, E-mail Scams and Bogus IRS Web Sites The IRS does not initiate taxpayer communications through e-mail. The IRS does not request detailed personal information through e-mail. The IRS does not send e-mail requesting your PIN numbers, passwords or similar access information for credit cards, banks or other financial accounts. […]

Be smart with email

Be smart with email. Some email providers or ISPs have such rigid spam filters that a recruiter’s email inquiry may get blocked. If you’re using an email provider that requires the sender to verify his/her message before it is delivered, you’re running a risky job search because recruiters just won’t go through the trouble. There […]

Always “sign” your cover letter

“Always ‘sign’ your cover letter even if you’re sending it via email. Put your signature line in a different font and use bold and italics to visually separate it from the rest of the letter. It adds a personal touch to the letter, and it shows you’re cognizant of general correspondence etiquette.” Kimberly Schneiderman City […]

Test your e-mails!

“Before you send an email to a potential employer, recruiter, or networking contact, send the message to yourself. Check for errors (everything has to be perfect!) and open any and all attachments to make sure they’re properly formatted. When you’re ready to send the message to your contact, be sure that you have a copy […]

Scams and Phishing

Today TaxMama hears from our buddy Blake, who sends us many of the Money Funnies you enjoy so much. Blake asks, “Just where do I forward the spam and scams and phishing e-mails to the IRS when I get them or hear about them? I am particularly concerned about those e-mails asking for donations in […]

Turn Off Your Spam Filters When Job Hunting

This Week’s Advice: “Sick of spam? Everyone is, but using an email program that has an actionable, automated spam authenticator can drastically reduce your changes of receiving ‘good email’ as well. Why? Because those authenticators require the sender to take some time to identify themselves, and busy recruiters and hiring executives are not going to […]