Archives - Email Phishing


Tell Gmail you only want to see certain images

It might sound like a small point, but the images you’re sent via email – even just a logo or profile picture loading up – can help hackers determine whether you’ve opened the message, setting you up for more spam or phishing. That’s why it’s useful to make images a requested element of your communications. […]

Email spam – don’t follow the links

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 […]

Spring-clean subscriptions

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 […]

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.