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 🙂