While anti-virus technology is constantly evolving, email phishing scams and online identity theft has increased dramatically in recent years. Here are a few ways to help spot a phishing scam.
- Look at the email address sending. Misspelled or uncommon domain names, or numbers inside the domain. Ex. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Suspicious attachments asking you to click from email addresses you don’t know. Always double check you know who the email is from before you click an attachment.
- Emails requesting login information, credentials, or sensitive and private data.
- Urgent calls to action or threats.
If you receive a phishing email do not open any links and report to your email provider.