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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?

Number 1:

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.

Number 2: 

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.

Number 3: 

Suspicious links

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.  

Keep your organisation protected get in touch with us today. 

Contact Spicy Support today on 0161 660 9762 and we will protect your business.

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