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How Do I Spot a Phishing Email?

The purpose of this article is to explain how to identify a phishing email. Phishing emails pretend to be legitimate emails to steal login credentials or other person information.

 

Ways to spot a phishing email

  1. Double check the email address that sent the message. Often, the email will not be from the domain it claims to be. Phishers will use emails that appear very close. 
  2. Check the spelling on the email message. Often these scams will have spelling or grammar mistakes. 
  3. Hover over the links in the email to see where those lead. If it is from a phishing scam it will lead to an entirely different website. 
  4. Generally these won’t have your name in them. They will be generic like “Account Holder” or “Valued Customer” 
  5. Phishing emails will often have a sense of urgency and threaten losing your account unless action is taken.

 

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