Email fraud is becoming more and more popular.
Here’s a nifty trick. If you are suspicious about a recent email, but you’re not 100% sure, you an actually click on the sender, and it will show you the email address. If it doesn’t look legit, it probably isn’t. Here’s an example with an email I received a short time ago.
As you can see by the email address, it is @mpcejo, which clearly isn’t FedEx, like they’re saying they are. You can go ahead and delete the email at this point.
If the email looks ok, there are a few more things you can do:
- Does the email start with ‘Dear customer’? If so, they probably aren’t who they say they are.
- Are they asking for you personal information in the email? With this one, especially if they are acting as a bank, they are not who they say they are. Banks, and all other major companies will not ask for this information via email.
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