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Don’t trust professional-sounding messages from personal email addresses

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.

Double check professional email addresses

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 […]

Be suspicious of unexpected emails

Phishing emails are currently one of the most prevalent risks to the average user. The goal of a phishing email is to gain information about you, steal money from you, or install malware on your device. Be suspicious of all unexpected emails.

What is a phishing attack?

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 […]

Unsubscribe from as many email newsletters as possible

Email newsletters can be useful if they’re relevant to your interests, as they provide regular updates. If not, they can eat up a lot of space in your inbox and put you at unnecessary risk, by raising the possibility you’ll click through to a page that’s trying to capture information about you. Unsubscribe if it’s […]

Weird email – when in doubt, throw it out

Clicking on links in emails is often how cybercriminals get access to personal information. If an email looks weird, even if you know the person who sent it, it’s best to delete or, if appropriate, mark it as “junk email.” You could try to contact the company directly (via phone) to be sure the email […]