Phishing Warning Signs
Phishing is a serious threat to both companies and their customers. Thankfully, there are several ways to tell if an email is legitimate or part of a larger phishing scheme. Here are a few of the most common phishing warning signs:
- Grammar and spelling errors: No professional and reputable company would send out an email riddled with spelling and grammar errors. In fact, most legitimate companies wouldn’t send out an email with any of these errors- but a phisher would.
- No personalization: If you were sent a vague or general email, it’s likely that it’s from phishers rather than the company they claim to represent.
- Urgency: Phishers are in a hurry to get your personal information. If there is a sense of urgency in the email, beware. Most companies would call you to discuss pressing matters.