How To Spot A Phishing Email - Don't Fall For Their Scam
Phishing is an online scam where scammers will try and obtain information from unsuspecting people. They may try to obtain usernames, passwords, social security numbers, and credit card information by trying to appear as a legitimate company. Beware!
I don't know about you, but I've had my share of these emails. I just wanted to share a few tips on recognizing these phishing emails.
Phishing emails often offer a financial reward if you click a link or log in. If an email offers you what sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Most of us are curious, but this can get us into trouble. Scammers will take advantage of this by sending emails promising something exciting. Never open an unexpected or unusual attachment.
If an email provides a strick deadline for taking action, be careful. These scammers will try to fluster you by creating a sense of urgency.
Trying to scare you is also a common tactic. Be suspicious of emails that threaten you with negative consequences or punishment of some sort.
Don't click the links. Scammers will make the login link look legitimate to try and get you to click so they can steal your credentials. Be sure to roll your mouse pointer over the links to see if it matches what's in the email. If they don't, then don't click. If you have any doubts, don't click!
If the email signatures seem overly generic, this may be a sign that something may be wrong. Also, check the sender's address. If their address doesn't match the sender's name, this can be a red flag.
Bottom line: if the email appears strange, be alert. It's better to be safe than sorry.
Have a wonderful week