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Look out for email extortion scams

Phishing is regularly associated with tactics such as a scammer telling someone they’ve won a prize, but it can also take the form of attempted extortion. Be wary of any email threatening to expose something about you unless you quickly submit payment. Simply delete it instead of engaging at all.

Verify your email contacts’ physical address

Some of the best-disguised phishing attempts speak to you like a person, use one or two things to personalize the message, and imitate company logos to a tee. But they might be missing a final sign of legitimacy – a real-life address on the email signature. Official business and customer care comms won’t be shy […]

Make unique accounts for each user per device

Create individual accounts that grant only the access and permissions required by each user. When you need to grant daily use accounts administrative permissions, only do so temporarily. This precaution decreases the impact of bad choices, such as clicking on phishing emails or visiting malicious websites.

Be careful what you download

It can be easy to simply allow a download to go ahead on your device, especially if you think the source appears reputable. Be wary of any files that you download and question their authenticity before confirming the download. This is particularly pertinent for email attachments — where the sender may look legit, but could […]

How to spot an online scam

As you spend more time online, engaging in a greater variety of activities and digitizing previously analogue aspects of your life, you entrust your personal information to online processes. This opens up avenues that scammers may attempt to take advantage of. Keeping yourself protected from fraudulent activity is increasingly important, since so much of day-to-day […]

Use email filters to wrangle risky messages

Most major consumer email services offer filtering options, most times you can choose what happens to any message coming from a specific sender and/or contains a specific subject line or particular words. For example, you can immediately archive any email with “free” or “unsubscribe” in its body. This can help you clear out high risk […]