Attention! This could have been a phishing email!

What is a phishing email?

A phishing email is an email that looks like it comes from a trusted sender, but was actually sent by a hacker or scammer. The email often contains a link that asks the recipient to click on the link or enter their login credentials or other sensitive information. These emails are dangerous because they can be used to steal confidential information or install malware on the recipient’s computer.

How to recognize a phishing email!

  1. The sender is unfamiliar or looks unusual.
  2. The email contains a strange or unexpected attachment.
  3. The email urges you to click on a link or disclose confidential information.
  4. The email contains spelling or grammatical errors.
  5. The subject of the email is strange or unexpected.
  6. The email looks like it is from a trusted sender, but the salutation is incorrect or inappropriate.
  7. The email contains images that are not displayed correctly or are not linked correctly.

7 tips for the future!

  1. Be careful when opening emails from senders you don’t know or that look unusual.
  2. Do not open any attachments from senders that you do not know or that look unusual.
  3. Don’t click on links in emails from senders you don’t know or that look unusual. Instead, enter the web address manually in your browser.
  4. Do not enter confidential information such as usernames, passwords or financial information in emails.
  5. Be especially careful if the email urges you to click on a link or disclose confidential information.
  6. Watch out for spelling and grammatical errors in emails.
  7. Check the salutation in emails carefully. If the email looks like it comes from a trustworthy sender, but the salutation is incorrect or inappropriate, it could be a phishing email.