Several of our clients have recently encountered e-mail phishing attempts that have resulted in their log in information being stolen or even being locked out of their e-mail accounts. Keep reading to learn more about how to prevent this from happening to you.
The screenshot below is of an e-mail received by one of our clients, which raises several red flags.
Here are some questions you should ask yourself before you click on anything if you receive this e-mail or one similar to it:
• Is the e-mail title/content cryptic and unspecific?
• Is it referring to a service you actually use or a person you know?
• Are there any suspicious mistakes (for example, Dropbox is one word, not two)?
If you’re still unsure whether a link is safe to click on, ask someone you trust. This doesn’t necessarily have to be your IT provider, although it could be have a peek at this website. If you’re unsure whether something is safe to do, ask a tech-savvy neighbor or relative about the email, site, or link BEFORE entering your information.