How To Spot A Phishing E-mail BEFORE It Can Do Any Damage

How To Spot A Phishing E-mail BEFORE It Can Do Any Damage

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Phishing e-mails are bogus messages carefully designed to look like a legitimate message (or attached file) from
a site or person you trust. Their goal is getting you to willingly give up your login info or unknowingly click a link
to install a virus. The best of these e-mails look uncannily similar to their real-world counterparts, but there are
ways to discern a phishing attempt from a legitimate e-mail.

First, hover over — but don’t click on — the URL in the e-mail to see the actual website you’ll be directed to. If
there’s a mismatched or suspicious URL, delete the e-mail immediately. Other telltale signs are poor grammar or
spelling errors. And if the e-mail asks you to verify or validate your login or personal information, get out of
there.