Friday, 29 January 2016

10 tips for spotting a phishing email

Every day countless phishing emails are sent to unsuspecting victims all over the world. While some of these messages are so outlandish that they are obvious frauds, others can be a bit more convincing. So how do you tell the difference between a phishing message and a legitimate message? Unfortunately, there is no one single technique that works in every situation, but there are a number of things that you can look for. This article lists 10 of them.

1: The message contains a mismatched URL
2: URLs contain a misleading domain name
3: The message contains poor spelling and grammar
4: The message asks for personal information
5: The offer seems too good to be true
6: You didn't initiate the action
7: You're asked to send money to cover expenses
8: The message makes unrealistic threats
9: The message appears to be from a government agency
10: Something just doesn't look right

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