Your password should be a lot like your underwear. Never share them with anyone, change them on a regular basis, and don’t ever put them on your desk!
Email scamming can come in various ways and hidden under false pretenses that appear legitimate. Hackers do this to get you to open their email and click on a link or reply with sensitive information in order to gain financial leverage. These hackers make the emails look professional in order to trick and confuse its user.
T1: Be aware of the display name of where the email came from. Scammers will use very basic names such as “Your Account” or other various display names. Your security system will not catch it because the actual domain from where it is coming from is hidden by the “Your Account” which goes undetected. So if you are unsure if an email is a scam be sure to check the domain where it originated from. If it does not look familiar then delete it!
T2: Some fake emails will have links in them. The scammer hopes for you to click on the link to gain access to sensitive information or even to your email to spam your contact lists. If you are unsure about the link you should never click on it within your email, rather open a new tab and type in the website that is in question. This will prevent hackers from gaining access to your email information.
T3: Another simple way to tell if the email is a scam is with the spelling. Most hackers will have multiple grammar mistakes and poor spelling. Emails that are real usually do not contain misspelled words or grammatical errors.