Phishing Scam – Do you know how to spot a phishing scam?

Cyber Phishing – How do you spot a phishing scam? There are some simple ways to stay aware and stay safe when it comes to phishing scams.


By looking closely at an email you can spot the most common indicators of a phishing email. Things like misspellings, checking the “From” email address and verifying links will take you where they should can save you or your company lots of money! When a phishing email looks like it came from the CEO or some C-Level person in your organization, it’s called “Whale Phishing”. These emails are typically directed to the person in your company that handles the finances or customer service, creates a sense of urgency (ie,. “I’m with the customer now”, “I’m in a meeting and need this done ASAP”, etc) and will ask the individual to send money. This can be anything from wiring funds to a provided account number or simply asking you to purchase gift cards and send them the card numbers and verification codes.

Not only can this happen at work, but you’ve probably already received an email like this in your personal email. These all have the same tone – “We’ve noticed suspicious activity on your account! Verify your information ASAP!”.

Knowing what to look for can save you.

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