Phishing in Your Inbox

Published On: March 14th, 2023Categories: Business Technology, Cyber Security, Tech Tips

Phishing scams have a long history of spreading malware, stealing information, and swindling people out of money.

How to Spot Phishing Attacks:

  • Are you familiar with the sender?
  • Does the message contain poor grammar or misspelled words?
  • Are there any suspicious links or unexpected attachments?
  • Does the message offer unrealistic promises, like large sums of money?
  • Does it plead with you to click on a link, download something, or send personal information?
  • Does it threaten you by saying an account has been hacked or that you face legal action?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you’ve identified one or several red flags that the email is a scam.

Guidelines to prevent phishing attacks and promote cybersecurity.

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About the Author: Eric Vicencio

Eric began his career in healthcare, and he has been working in the IT field since 2006 when he graduated from Northern Illinois University. Eric specializes in Infrastructure, SQL and compliance: Licensing, HIPAA, GLBA and PCI.