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Do you know how to recognize phishing emails? Some of the common signs to look for include:

  1. Creating a sense of urgency: Attackers want to make you panic so that you are more likely to make a mistake. Example: Subject of email is “Urgent: Your Accounts Needs Updating”
  2. Asking for personal info: An attacker’s goal is to get your personal information like passwords, tax ID numbers and bank account.
  3. Misleading links: Attackers will disguise links for their malicious sites as links to services you trust. Hover over a link to see where it goes before you click.
  4. Spelling and grammar: Many phishing attempts include poorly written sections and numerous misspellings.
    Example of phishing email. Four common signs of phishing are illustrated.

 

Learn more @ go.uncg.edu/phishing.

 


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