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Avoid email scams​

Scam emails can look exactly like your bank or other service like Netflix, PayPal, Facebook etc. They often say that your account needs verifying, and what they are really trying to do is steal your passwords .

Some tips to avoid getting scammed, always be suspicious!

  1. Only share your email address with people you trust. Don’t display your email address on your website, use a contact form instead.
  2. Don’t sign up or subscribe to email lists unless you trust the website. Consider using a different email address for signing up to random lists.
  3. Be aware of common email scams such as phishing, fake invoices and fake blackmails.
  4. Never click on links inside emails unless you are certain you can trust it. If you get an email from your bank or movie service provider, it’s much safer to go to their website on your browser, just in case the email is a convincing fake that you didn’t spot.

Targeted Phishing Attacks Successfully Hacked Top Executives At 150+ Companies

April 30, 2020

In the last few months, multiple groups of hackers successfully compromised corporate email accounts of at least 156 high-ranking employees at various firms in Germany, the UK, Netherlands, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Dubbed ‘PerSwaysion,’ this latest cyberattack campaign leveraged Microsoft file-sharing services—including Sway, SharePoint, and OneNote—to launch highly targeted phishing attacks. According to a report Group-IB Threat Intelligence team, PerSwaysion operations attacked executives of more than 150 companies around the world.

This is just one of many, many examples of how you can get scammed via email.

How to protect yourself from email spam and scam, a blog tutorial by Foxie Web Design located in Central Coast NSW

Screenshot of the scam email attachment