The most common signs of suspicious signs to look for before opening your emails and clicking on any link are:
|Incorrect Grammar/Spelling/Text Body
Many phishing email contain misspellings. Some of
High-risk attachments file types include: .exe, .scr, .zip,
|Email Format/Absence of Logos/Plain Text Email
Most legitimate messages will be written with HTML. It should be a mix of text and images. A poorly constructed phishing email may show an absence of images. This includes the lack of the company’s logo. If the body of
|Links in the Email
A common practice is to avoid blindly clicking on links
|Urgent Request for Personal Information
One tactic that is commonly used by hackers is to alert you that you must provide and/or update your personal information about an account (e.g., Social Security number, bank account details, account password). Phishers will use this tactic to drive urgency for someone to click on a malicious URL or download an attachment aiming to infect the user’s computer or steal their information.
|Use Work Email for Work Purposes Only
Employees should avoid using their work email address for personal signups. These include social media websites or customer loyalty/ reward programs
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