“Is this spam?”
I get this question at least once a week.
And the fact that I am being asked usually means “yes it is Spam”.
Because we know in our gut that something isn’t right.
However sometimes the e-mails are so well constructed we end up clicking that link.
Here are 2 easy ways to see if the e-mail is fake
1. Check the Senders E-mail Address
Check to see if the name of the sender matches the e-mail address that it is being sent from
2. Hover Over Link
In some cases, the sender may have been hacked and therefore the e-mail address is correct.
Since these e-mails are trying to get you to install something or provide you e-mail credentials, there is usually a link to click
NEVER CLICK THE LINK!
Instead hover the mouse over it
- If you have fallen victim to e-mails such as these, then always change all of your important passwords.In many cases you have all the passwords for other systems within your mailbox. so it is worth changing these too.
- Protect your accounts using 2 Factor Authentication
- If it doesn’t feel right then it probably is not right
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