Tips for Identifying a Phishing Email

Phishing emails are more frequent than ever, so it’s important that we stay diligent when reviewing and monitoring our inboxes. Our team recently completed a webinar dedicated to educating participants about privacy and security. Below are some tips we found most helpful when identifying a phishing email. 

  •  Not personalized. For example: The introduction will read “Dear Customer”
  • Poor grammar, overuse of capitalization and spelling errors.
  • From a nondescript or incorrect email address.
  • Reply-To address is different than sender’s address.
  • Asks for account information.
  • Contains threats and commands,
  • No direct contact information given.
  • Before clicking a link, hover over it to confirm that you are being directed to the site displayed.