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How To Spot A Scam Email

We all get a lot of rubbish in our in boxes, but just how easy is it to spot a bogus email trying to trick you…..

Below are some examples of emails purporting to be genuine:-

BT Online Bill

What looks like a genuine BT Business bill sent out to a self-catering business is, in fact, a scam email. Closer inspection reveals the truth.

  1. The sender’s email address is from account@fisioespald.co.uy and NOT from BT Business. 
  2. The subject line of the email using both uppercase and lowercase, quite often synonymous with written English NOT being the first language of the sender.
  3. The link to see your bill here links to http://fisioespalda.co.uy/account where there would be a bogus log in form probably linked to a virus or the installation of malware.
  4. Both lower links on the form are genuine BT links , in an attempt to appear genuine.

The Real Business Club

Below are THREE emails from the same company (a real company), all in different formats and all pointing to zip files waiting to unleash something onto the unsuspecting happy clicker!

Example Email 1

Example Email 2

Example Email 3

 

So the conclusion is simple, look before you click!

Don’t take all email as genuine, a little bit of care and looking at the links before you click can make all of the difference.

The world is full of people only too happy to take advantage of this ‘Click & Collect’ world that we live in.

Stay safe.

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