How to check if an email is legit and not a scam

November 18, 2022 8:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Email these days can be scary if you don’t know what to look out for.

We have come up with 7 things to remember when opening email to help keep you and your computer safe.

1. If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Don’t fall for it.

2. If you don’t know who is sending you the email don’t click. Scam emails usually look real and are quite convincing. A single click can cause serious computer issues and financial issues if the scammer is able to get to your financial accounts.

3. Never open an attachment until you know it’s legitimate. Unless you’re expecting a file from someone, don’t open it. If you receive a file from someone you know, but you weren’t expecting it, check with the sender before you open the file.

4. Don’t open offer or query links. If you receive an offer to save 10% in a store in an email, ask yourself, did I sign up to receive emails from this company? If not, don’t open in. Visit the site directly. If so, ensure the email address that sent you the offer is coming from the company
website and not a Gmail or any other email address.

5. Always check the link to the site they are asking you to visit, hover over the link so you can examine it. Are there extraneous letters in the domain name? Does the domain name even resemble the company? These are clear signs that the message probably is a scam. don’t click!

6. If there are any grammatical errors or typos it probably is a scam.

7. Never unsubscribe from an email you think is a scam, delete it, even if the link to unsubscribe is offered. Clicking will tell the scammer your email is legit and will send you more email. The only safe way to keep these emails from appearing in your inbox is to block the email address that is
sending them.

Always remember people on the other side of emails are not always your friend. Unless, you know the company, or person that is sending you the email run far, far away and click delete. It is up to you to keep yourself safe.

We are here to help you with any of your computer concerns.

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