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These days phishing attack is in rising and are more rampant than ever before. In fact, countless phishing emails are sent to the unsuspecting victim with unrelated messages. In some cases, it looks legitimate messages from banks, businesses, and other organizations, but they are cybercriminal created message, to steal your money or identity.
With this, they want you to click links that will take you to a website that looks authentic but it is just to steal your card details and other personal information. Today, we have listed down the list of ways to spot a phishing attack.
Improper spelling or grammar
One of the most common signs that an email isn't legitimate is by finding a spelling mistake or grammatical errors. If any legitimate organizations sending this email, first they would have editors who review their marketing emails carefully before sending it.
Don't trust display name
One of the main tactic to make you click on the link is to spoof the display name of an email. However, don't trust the display name and check the email address in the header. If it is suspicious, don't open the email at all.
Another thing to notice is that the URL in a phishing message will appear correctly. But, if you hover your mouse over the top of the URL, you will see the actual hyperlinked address. If the hyperlink URL is different from the address displayed, then the message is malicious.
Message asks for personal information
No matter what the email ID is, if it asks for your personal address, then it is indeed malicious. Likewise, no legitimate company as you to send an email asking for your password, or card details.
Don't click on attachments
If your email has any attachments, the chances are that it is malicious that contain viruses. These types of malware can damage files on your computer, steal your passwords or spy on you without your knowledge.
Don't believe everything you see
These cyber criminals are too good at what they do. Just because an email has brand logos, language, and a seemingly valid email address, does not mean it's authenticated. Don't open the email blindly and always be skeptical about it.