Go Phish – Email Scams Making The Round In Inboxes

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Phishing scams may be an uncommon sight amidst the clutter of an email inbox, but when one begins to threaten your customers by pretending to be you, it can have consequences.

Phishing emails can look like notifications or official correspondence from a business to customers, asking customers to conduct an action (such as renewing a service or updating card information).

Most phishers will use a domain name similar to the business’s brand name but slightly different (such as a missing letter or a wrong domain ending). Sometimes it’s completely different.

What Happens If I Clicked On A Phishing Link?

A phishing link may lead to a landing page that gives the attacker access to your personal information. They can exploit your contact list or install a virus into your device to steal confidential data and use them for malicious purposes.

How Do I Protect Myself?

Secure yourself from this type of scam using these tips:

  • Confirm the sender’s email and web address.
  • Inspect all the links in the email. If you suspect something fishy, do not click on the link.
  • Refrain from opening any attachments inside the email.
  • Login to your account and double-check the expiry date of your plans.
  • If there are pop-up screens requesting your personal information, don’t fill it up.
  • Get a phishing tool integrated into your email app.

If a phishing scam arises using your business as its front, it is best to notify your customers and clients as soon as you become aware of it.

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