Certain spam messages use generators that try alternatives of email addresses of domains. If you click a link inside an email message or reply to a particular address, you may have just confirmed that your email address is valid. Unwanted messages that offer an “unsubscribe” option are particularly tempting, but this is frequently just a […]
Over time you will have accumulated a number of email subscriptions to different service providers, stores and accounts. Take some time to review the promotional messages you receive — even the legitimate ones — and ask yourself if you’re still interested in them. If not, unsubscribe from them. The fewer emails you receive, the easier […]
Sometimes, scammers will send emails to people pretending to be coworkers or members of an organization that wants to do business with them. If it’s truly a professional email, it will be from a company email address. If it ends in @gmail.com, @hotmail.com, @comcast.net or something of that nature, it could be a scam.
Business email compromise (BEC) is a type of cyberattack that targets people who conduct business through email. Through this scam, hackers pretend to work for a company and attempt to get money out of employees by offering them fake services in exchange. Always double check professional email addresses by looking up the person in question […]
Phishing is a form of social engineering. Phishing attacks use email or malicious websites to solicit personal information by posing as a trustworthy organization. For example, an attacker may send email seemingly from a reputable credit card company or financial institution that requests account information, often suggesting that there is a problem. When users respond […]
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