Recognize phishing emails and what to do about them

Post On: January 30, 2017
By: dhioendar

Below is recognize phishing emails and what to do about them.

Phishing emails is used to get sensitive information like usernames, passwords, or credit card data. The phishing emails include a link to a website that appears to be the real one (it’s just a fake log-in pages).

You can see some examples of phishing emails.

It has one or many “click here”. Don’t trust them. You have to see the naked link (the real link) and check if it’s secure.

Recognize phishing emails and what to do about them

They force you to login and update your information about some accounts you have, right from the email and not from the original website of your account.

Recognize phishing emails and what to do about them you have to know

You need to check the sender information, check if they use another similiar address to fool you. Example: phishers use “Alerts@Paypal.co.uk.” but the right address is service@paypal.com.

Check if there is a sub domain or letters or numbers before the company name. Also check for misspelled links.

Recognize phishing emails and what to do about them you have to know

Try to stay off spam lists and do not publish your e-mail address on popular sites.

Contact directly the company if you receive an email asking you to verify information.

Do not give out personal information via email.

Don’t open e mail attachments that you didn’t expect. Don’t open links in email and don’t enter private information in pop up screen or email .

Change passwords regularly. Do not use the same password on numerous sites.

Use firewall application and antivirus and maintain your OS and programs up-to-date.

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