Technology Operations Blog

Don’t take the bait in Phishing emails

Are you suspicious of an email?

DON’T CLICK IT!

Report it to the Technology Department using the Report Phish button in your Outlook program.

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Here are some things to look for when evaluating a suspicious email:

DON’T TRUST THE SENDER’S DISPLAY NAME

  • A fake display name is a favorite tactic among cyber criminals.

phishing example

CHECK THE LINKS

  • Hover your mouse over any links to see if the URL is valid or not. Numbers or special characters in the link could indicate a malicious link.

CHECK FOR SPELLING MISTAKES

  • Legitimate messages from companies usually do not have major spelling mistakes or poor grammar.

BEWARE OF URGENT OR THREATENING LANGUAGE

  • Claims that your “account has been suspended” or your account had an “unauthorized login attempt” are most likely not valid.

DON’T CLICK ON ATTACHMENTS

  • Attachments can contain viruses and malicious software (malware) that can damage files on your computer, steal your passwords, or spy on you without your knowledge.

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