Spotting Email Scams

Email scams have become increasingly common as hackers come up with new methods to trick you into revealing your personal information such as your name, email address, passwords and bank details. Also known as ‘phishing’ emails, these types of emails usually appear to be from a legitimate sender and they ask you to provide sensitive information. This is usually done by including a link that will resemble a company’s real website, asking you to fill in your information; however, the URL is fake and the information you provide goes straight into the wrong-doer’s hands.

Hackers’ methods are becoming ever more sophisticated, therefore, it has become incredibly difficult to spot whether an email is genuine. Scammers are very good at disguising their attacks in messages that look and feel just like the real thing. However, there is a way to spot if the email you’ve received is a scam. We have developed this guide to help you watch out for the warning signs that something is not right.

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