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Basic ways to find out if the email is phishing or spam

Posted on: Monday, April 22, 2019

Nowadays, attackers really doing their job to spread their malicious campaign. Which is really disturbing right? It is proven that it is terribly disruptive and costly to repair. In this form we will inform you on things that you did not know about how will you recognize if the email contains of threats. Phishing or spam incident are definitely avoidable with the right action. Here are basic ways to find out.

  1. Don’t trust easily
    Before opening an email, make sure that you know the sender. If the email looks suspicious, you can look but don’t click the attachment instantly. Instead verify it first, search for the provided details. Like, the company’s name, the sender’s name and contact details if available. Furthermore, legitimate companies will always provide you their contact details.
  2. Verify its spelling or grammar errors
    Emails from companies are certainly important to them. They don’t immediately send an email to client without checking its content. That means, legitimate emails usually do not have huge spelling mistakes or poor grammar. Generally, they addressed the email directly to the person’s first and last name. In such way, a spoofed email will likely to addressed you an email to a nonspecific term like “Valued Customer,” and probably have a lot of statement mistakes.
  3. Avoid disclosing your personal information
    It is important thing to remember, personal information must not be disclosed instantly especially when it was required through online. Some spoofed email used link that will direct you to a site that will ask your credentials. Never provide your personal information even if the email is invoking you to disclosed it immediately which is a common phishing scheme. Rather, verify it first, make a phone call when they provided you their contact details and if there are no available contact details that’s probably a phish or spam email. For the reason that the legitimate companies will never ask for personal credentials through email.

There is a lot malicious campaign that are now spreading in the world wide web and we can do something to avoid it. You just need to be aware of things that you do while using internet. Prevention is better than finding cure. Be well informed! For further assistance visit www.webfocus.ph for more helpful facts.

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