We use the internet for almost everything – business and personal – from communication to online banking and shopping. Protecting your information while conducting your day to day business is essential to your personal and business well-being.
Education is important. If you think the communication is suspicious, do some research. Remember the FTC has excellent resources, with examples of phishing scams, how to deal with the scams, and steps that you can take to avoid the scams.
You can find more good advice on how to protect your information here.