Beware of Unexpected Emails
Phishing emails are currently one of the most prevalent risks to the average user. The goal of a phishing email is to gain information about you, steal money from you, or install malware on your device. Be suspicious of all unexpected emails.
Check Email Sender
The from address is different from the display name. The display name can be anything the sender wants to write and is not evaluated as part of the email authentication protocols, while the from address is what is typically evaluated for email authentication.
Make sure there are no “typos” or misspellings in the from address domain: if the company name is misspelled in the from address, that’s not a typo. It’s probably a phishing email..
Control you are the Recipient
If users take the bait and click the link, they're sent to an imitation of a legitimate website. From here, they're asked to log in with their username and password credentials. If they are gullible enough to comply, the sign-on information goes to the attacker, who uses it to steal identities, pilfer bank accounts, and sell personal information on the black market.
Legitimate companies don't use generic greetings!
One of the best ways to detect phishing attacks is to check for poor spelling and grammar in the email content. The goal of phishing is to appear genuine enough that individuals would click on the link and provide account information. A genuine organization email should be nicely worded.
Although no particular word is misspelled, the statement might contain several grammatical mistakes that a normal speaker usually would not commit.
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