3 Tips to spot a fake email
Phishing is a type of social engineering attack often used to steal user data, including login credentials and credit card numbers.
It occurs when an attacker, masquerading as a trusted entity, dupes a victim into opening an email.
But how do you spot these emails if they land in your inbox?
No legitimate organisation will contact you from an address that ends Gmail, Hotmail or yahoo.
Always Look at the email address, not just the sender.
The domain name is misspelt.
This is a common technique and sometimes just one character can be out, as an example an O maybe be replaced with a zero. Again check the email and pay close attention to the domain it's from.
99% of phishing emails will be asking you to click a link. Always look at the root domain of the link. You can do this by hovering over the link . On a mobile device, hold down on the link and a pop-up will appear containing the URL.
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