How to know it’s a Spoof Email?

I’ve had many clients asking if they are safe to open a particular email. Some emails would be really valid, but most emails would be fake. So next are some points to help identify fake emails:

  • An authentic email really coming from a particular company will address you by your first and last names or your business name.
  • It will not ask you for sensitive information like your password, bank account or credit card details.
  • Most fake emails threaten that your account will be in jeopardy if you do not take action immediately.
  • An email that urgently requests you to supply sensitive personal information is usually an attempt at fraud.
  • Fake emails often contain misspellings and grammatical errors or are written in a language which you did not set as preferred for your PayPal account.

Remember not to click any links in suspicious looking emails. Stay safe 🙂

Did you forget that attachment?

Today I was sending an email from Hotmail, Microsoft’s email service. Upon clicking the send button, the following message loaded:

Apparently it found the word attachment, and since I didn’t have any attachments with my email, it asked if I want to add any before sending my email. It’s a pretty neat addition to Hotmail which I will surely find very useful 🙂 It’s not the first time that I received a reply like “What attachment?”! So kudos to the Hotmail team 😉