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Scam mail – How to avoid in 6 ways

Scam emails are currently one of the most common threats in cyber security and it can can take the form of fake lotteries and prize draws, get-rich-quick schemes, bogus health cures, investment scams and pyramid schemes. Phishing scams are attempts by scammers to trick you into giving out personal information such as your bank account numbers, passwords and credit card numbers.

The emails frighten or entice you into clicking on a link that delivers you to the phony web page, where you can enter your ID and password. A common ruse is an urgent need to “confirm your identity.” The message will even offer you a story of how your account has been attacked by hackers to trick you into divulging your confidential information.

How to Avoiding Phishing Scams Mail

1. Don’t click the links in emails from unknow person.
2. Check the email domain URL address.
3. Phone call to the sender to verify if the email is real.
4. Be aware that any e-mail asking you for any information such as account numbers, passwords or account verification long after you signed up is fraudulent.
5. One of the best ways to avoid email scams is to delete unsolicited email.
6. If you are using business email account get advise from the web hosting server provider. How to avoid and filter the spam mail.

Here’s one example of these scam emails

scam mail sample

The emails are slightly different depending on who’s being attacked, but they all have a few similar features:

  1. The subject line includes a password that you probably have used at some point.
  2. The sender says they have used that password to hack your computer, install malware, and record video of you through your webcam.
  3. They say they will reveal your adult-website habits and send video of you to your contacts unless you send them bitcoin

 

Steps to Take After Falling for a Email Scam.

  1. Update your anti-malware software and scan your computer.

  2. Reset email account password immediately.
  3. Contact people you know, your financial institution and email server provider

 

 

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