Below are a few simple steps to catching Phish:
- If you aren’t expecting the email, it might not be legit
- Hackers use fear and intimidation in phishing emails
- Most of the time a phishing email will have bad grammar and poor spelling
- Sophisticated phishing emails will have a little bit of truth but not the whole truth. For instance, the email may say “we know your password” and they provide an old password you used to use. Or the email may pretend to be from a friend or co-worker and have a few details that make it appear real
To see a few examples of actual phishing emails click “Catch of the Day” at the top of this page.
Also, check out Googles new Phishing quiz to see how good you are at catching fake emails: