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.